- According to the source, there are strong indications that the Deputy Governor may not join any other political party immediately after quitting the PDP.
There have been reports that the deputy governor of Edo State Philip Shaibu has plans to dump PDP.
It was alleged that marathon meetings were held outside the country last week between the Edo Deputy Governor and some party bigwigs in the country ahead of his planned defection.
A source told the newsmen that: “Philip Shaibu is one man I admire as a political tactician and Maradona in the Edo political space. Quitting PDP may frustrate the developmental plans of the Obaseki’s administration due to his nuts and bolts experience as a voracious student of politics, as well as his sterling track record and pedigree as a fearless and charismatic lawmaker.”
According to the source, there are strong indications that the Deputy Governor may not join any other political party immediately after quitting the PDP.
But speaking to a source, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Deputy Governor, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa, denied the report.
While admitting that Philip Shaibu travelled abroad for his vacation, Musa said his principal only spent time with his family.
According to him, the reports of his defection were only the figment of the authors imagination.
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He also refuted reports that the Deputy Governor has a rift with Governor Godwin Obaseki over any matter concerning the running of the state.
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