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Edo Guber: Shaibu Accuses Obaseki Of Intimidation, Harassment



Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has accused the state’s Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of intimidating and harassing him following his intention to run for the 2023 Governorship Election in the state, News About Nigeria reports. 

He made this known during an interactive session on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.

Recall that Shaibu had earlier disclosed his intention to run for the state’s gubernatorial position on September 21, 2024, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Commenting on the allegation, Shaibu claimed that he remains the best Deputy Governor in service, alleging some speculations against the Governor not being pleased with his decision to contest the election.

The Deputy, who claimed that he had sacrificed a lot for the government, alleged that the Governor never had any conversation with him about the decision before resorting to harassment.

He also added that the Governor should have handled any contrary opinion with him amicably rather than harassing and intimidating him, asserting that he would never be intimidated.

Furthermore, Shaibu, who described his decision as his constitutional right, slammed the supporters of the Governor for misconceiving his constitutional rights for loyalty.

Also, confirming that he has no problem with Obaseki, Shaibu tasked the Governor with organizing the competitors, including giving them uniform liberty to contest objectively, which should also include the suspension of all preferential treatment.

Shaibu also said that he wished his relationship with the Governor would be normalized after revealing that, despite the sour relationship between them, he is still loyal to the Governor.

Recall that Shaibu has been Obaseki’s deputy since 2016.