A video footage has emerged showing Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu locked out of his old office at the Government House in Benin city, the state capital.
In the video, he was seen making a call as he arrived at work at the Government House this morning and was shocked to see that the gate leading to his office was under lock and key. He said he is yet to get any letter of correspondence from the governor for him to relocate.
While on a phone call to a yet-to-be-identified person, he was heard saying; “Up till now, I don’t have any official communication that I should relocate. The only people that have official communication are my civil servants. The civil servants have official communication but I don’t. As I am speaking to you now, I am standing by the gate,”.
Last week, a letter said to be from the office of the Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, was reported to have been sent to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor directing Shuaibu to relocate to a new office situated at No 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, GRA, Benin City. However, sources close to Edo’s number two citizen claimed that the new office is abandoned and in dire need of rehabilitation.
Obaseki and Shaibu fell out after the latter indicated interest in running for office of governor of the state when Obaseki had already indicated he had an anointed candidate.
Obaseki had accused his deputy of plotting a coup against him. Shaibu has since denied this and stated that Obaseki is a brother and that he remains loyal to him despite their political differences.
See video below: