Oshiomhole speaks on Edo Deputy Gov Shaibu’s possible defection to APC, rift with Obaseki

Aug 10, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • Senator Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to the rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his vice, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu
  • The former Edo governor turned senator disclosed that the ruling APC is not a rehabilitation centre and is satisfied with its members, noting there is no IDP camp in the APC
  • Oshiomhole however urged Shaibu to settle his scores with his boss Obaseki, respect him and be loyal to him

Edo state, Benin – The senator representing Edo North Senatorial District, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has downplayed the speculation of the deputy governor of Edo state, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Godwin Obaseki
Oshiomhole has sent an important message to Edo deputy Governor, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu over his rift with his boss, Obaseki.
Photo credit: Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Godwin Obaseki
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Oshiomhole sends a strong message to Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shaibu

On Thursday, August 10, Oshiomhole in a veiled reference to the speculation, said the APC was not a rehabilitation centre for distressed politicians, Vanguard reported.

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“Respect your boss, be loyal”, Oshiomhole tells Philip Shaibu

Oshiomhole made this known in a chat with newsmen shortly after paying a condolence visit to the family of the late Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri where he described the late Edebiri as his forester father.

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According to him, irrespective of any political party in power he wants peace for the state adding that loyalty is expected in politics, Daily Trust report added.

Oshiomhole said,

“But let me say this, to say that somebody wants to run to the APC, I want to say APC is not a rehabilitation centre. I can tell you that for free.

“We in APC are satisfied the way we are; we are happy in opposition and we are not about to receive people who are coming because they have lost out. I want to say that there is no IDP camp in APC.

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“So my advice is that those who are having challenges, should learn how to respect their bosses. I have always advised people that whoever you work with, be loyal.”

Edo: PDP unsettles as Obaseki speaks on impeachment plot against Deputy Shaibu

Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, has described the lawsuit filed by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, that he was going to impeach him, as a pre-emptive move.

Obaseki said his deputy was only making the claim so that he could join another political party and still maintain his position as the deputy governor of the state.

The governor was reacting for the first time in a video on his Twitter page on Monday, August 7, to the suit filed by Shaibu to stop his alleged impeachment move by Obaseki over their alleged irreconcilable differences.

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Prophet Godwin Ikuru, the spiritual leader of the Jehovah Eye Salvation, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not win the governorship election in Edo state.

The governorship election in Edo state will be held in 2024. Incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, a member of the PDP, is term-limited and will not be a candidate. However, his lieutenant is speculated to be an aspirant.

Source: Legit.ng





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