BARELY 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki mentioned he had no private points together with his predecessor and speedy previous Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, however together with his type of politics, Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shaibu, who at a degree was known as Oshiomhole’s first son due to their shut relationship, yesterday, mentioned he fell out with Oshiomhole to pursue his dream of ending poverty within the state and eradication of godfatherism within the politics of the state.
Shaibu spoke at a reception in honour of the speedy previous chairman of Egor Native Authorities Space, Eghe Ogbemudia, the place he mentioned he was severely brutalized in a bid to nail godfatherism and making certain the then governor of the state, Oshiomhole had profitable completion of tenure in workplace.
Shaibu mentioned: “For me, folks say I’m loyal to Obaseki, I’m loyal to a course, I used to be brutalised and injured and had my knees and all the pieces changed beneath Oshiomhole’s administration, all this was that some godfathers wished to derail our making poverty historical past and we fought on the facet of the folks and the beneficiary of that battle was Oshiomhole.
“The second battle, he (Oshiomhole) now grew to become the brand new godfather making an attempt to derail, making poverty historical past and I fought on the facet of Governor Obaseki in making poverty historical past in Edo. So, the participant does not matter however what’s fixed is that whoever stands on not making poverty historical past in Edo can have all of us to battle and I will likely be within the forefront of that battle.”
Commending the outgone chairmen for his or her profitable tenure in workplace, Shaibu mentioned that a few of them have been amongst those that wished to make poverty historical past within the state, stressing that they weren’t like some others who for one cause or the opposite chickened out.
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