Edo Governor Obaseki Locks Deputy, Shaibu Out Of Govt House


News Investigators/ The rift between Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu took a new twist on Monday with Mr Shaibu being locked out of the Government House by his boss.

Mr Obaseki and his deputy have been locked up battle over the latter’s ambition to succeed his boss in the next governorship election.

The governor who was opposed to the ambition had since been accused of treating his deputy with disdain in recent times.

The conflict came to a public knowledge when security aides to the governor denied Mr Shaibu access to the governor at a public function.

Stakeholders in Edo as well as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had weighed in to reconcile the two with Mr Shaibu recently withdrawing court case instituted against his boss.

However, Mr Shaibu received a huge shock of his life when he got to his office Monday only to discover the doors were chained.

Eye witness said “the gate to the office of the Deputy Governor and the main entrance leading to the storey building was locked with chains and heavy padlocks.”

Mr. Shaibu and his aides waited for about an hour and left. He was said to have made frantic calls trying to reach the Governor but to no avail.

Sources revealed that Shaibu had some discussions with the state Commissioner of Police and the State Director of State Security Services, DSS alerting them of how he was locked out from his office.

Mr. Shaibu was said to have summoned the Government House Camp Commandant, Ibrahim Babatunde, (SP) and asked him why he was locked out of his office.

“He said it was a directive from above adding that the CSO of Government House, Williams Wabba will be in a better position to explain,” the source told News Investigators.

“Shaibu put several calls to Wabba Williams who promised to come but never came all through the waiting of Shaibu,” it said.


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