A file photograph of Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has denied having any rift together with his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
While that includes as a visitor on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, he denied any disagreement between him and the governor and restated his unalloyed loyalty to the latter.
“I am happy with my governor; I don’t have any problem with my governor,” mentioned the deputy governor who’s rumoured of planning to depart the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“So, the issue of not being happy with my governor is not there. I remain absolutely loyal to my governor.”
When requested what went fallacious with the PDP on whose platform he was re-elected into workplace, Shaibu admitted there have been some points throughout the ruling occasion within the state.
“There are issues we need to resolve over PDP,” he mentioned, though he didn’t categorically state whether or not he would go away the occasion or not.
The deputy governor’s remarks come amid experiences that he had purportedly concluded preparations to dump the PDP for an undisclosed occasion, on account of a rift over issues bothering on the working of the state.
He was mentioned to have held a sequence of conferences with some occasion bigwigs outdoors the nation final week the place the supposed plans had been finalised.
But the Chief Press Secretary of the deputy governor, Ebomhiana Musa, denied the experiences in an announcement on Monday, saying they had been mere speculations.
According to Musa, claims that Shaibu plans to depart the PDP are full falsehood and the figment of the authors’ creativeness.
Governor Obaseki, with Shaibu because the working mate, first contested the governorship election within the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and received, defeating Mr Osagia Ize-Iyamu who was the PDP candidate on the time.
Four years into workplace, the governor and his deputy sought to be re-elected within the September 2020 election and received once more.
In what will be described as a dramatic flip, they defeated Ize-Iyamu who had later joined the APC whereas they ran on the PDP platform, following a disagreement with the previous APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.