JUST IN: Edo Deputy Governor Shaibu begs Obaseki for forgiveness
Says "I am a loyal servant"
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has apologized to his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and begged for forgiveness to bring an end to the rift which has seen him lose his office at the Government House in Benin City.
Comrade Shaibu disclosed this in an interview with journalists currently going on in his residence on Thursday.
The embattled deputy governor asked the governor to overlook their political differences and find a place in his heart to forgive him.
News Band had reported earlier that Governor Obaseki pushed his Deputy, Shaibu, out of the Government House in Benin City and reallocated his office to an investment project he initiated, “Alaghodaro” as the secretariat.
The development came contrary to Governor Obaseki’s claim of renovating the building which led to Shaibu being locked out of the office earlier this week.
The deputy governor was unofficially relocated to the newly allocated office on No 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, Benin City.
Evidently tired of the back and forth with his principal, Shaibu begged Obaseki for forgiveness, asking him to overlook his shortcomings.
He said: “So we have resumed there is no problem with it, the governor has asked us to go there.
“Like I always tell people, I am a loyal servant, there is nothing that has changed, I took a personal vow to support the Governor, and you can see my Catholic people are here, everything about me if I have a vow with God, there is nothing that will change it.
“And I can only wish that the relationship that we had in the next few days and weeks, I know it will come back.
“I’m missing my governor really and by the grace of God, I know God will touch the governor’s heart and touch all of us and even those that are trying to be in between God will touch them to know that I mean well.
“If there is any mistake that I have made as human, is just human, is not an act of maybe wickedness, because I’m not wicked. I have a very clean heart.
“I will use this medium to appeal to Mr. Governor, if there is anything that I don’t know that I have done, please forgive me, so that we can develop our state together.
“We have just less than how many months, just one year to go. We’ve been the envy of the entire country, it is still possible.
“So Mr Governor, please if there is anything that you think I have done, I am sorry. I need us to work together to finish well and strong because that is my prayer for you,” he added.