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EdoDecide’20: Philip Shaibu says there’s ongoing assassination plan.

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The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has made allegations of a plot to assassinate high-profile personalities in the state.

Mr. Shaibu said this on Saturday during a press briefing in Benin-city.

“We have intelligence that some individuals are in Edo state and their assignment is to come and assassinate some known individuals in the state.

“So I am hereby bringing to the notice of the general public that these people are in town and we’ve communicated to the security agencies about their activities and why they are in town.”

Shaibu called on President Muhammadu Buhari to charge security agencies to “do their work because Edo will not be a theatre of war if these things are dealt with.”

“For us, we will continue to appeal to our people not to look for trouble,” the Deputy-Governor continued, ” not to disturb any program. We are law-abiding. We have a duty to protect lives and properties. That we will continue to do.”


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All Oshiomhole requested was my help to impeach Obaseki – Philip Shaibu

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The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki is unwavering.

In a chat with newsmen on Thursday, Mr Shaibu revealed how former APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, wanted him to join in the move to unseat Obaseki.

Shaibu said he begged Oshiomhole to let go of any grievance he had against Obaseki because the governor was doing well for the Edo People, a plea which Shaibu says fell on deaf ears.

The Edo deputy governor went on to reveal that on realizing that Oshiomhole had declared a war against the governor, he told the former governor that he will stand with Obaseki come what may.

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According to Philip Shaibu, the ploy was to remove governor Obaseki at the onset and replace him with his deputy, but he said he refused, stating that it was not his “will nor nature” to betray.

Mr. Shaibu recounted how he fought on Oshiomhole’s side, stressing that he hates and has been fighting against oppression, and will not stand for the form of oppression which Oshiomhole is championing.

The deputy governor said he will fight to the very last to ensure that Obaseki is defended, the same way he defended Oshiomhole when there were plots against him in Edo State.

He, however, challenged Oshiomhole to come and test his popularity when the votes are to be cast, claiming that the former chairman of the APC has lost his integrity and is no more the man of the people he once was perceived to be.


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Obaseki has no clash with Philip Shaibu – Aide

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Edo State Government has flayed rumour of purported clash between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.

In a statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie said the falsehood could only have emanated from members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who have no substance in their campaign and are only adept at spinning the rumour mill and concocting alternative facts to massage the egos of their paymasters, who cannot run an issue-based campaign, but rely primarily on tale-telling and propaganda.

He said: “The lie that there was a clash between the governor and his deputy should be dismissed in its entirety. Whatever incident they allude to, only exists in the imagination of the purveyors.

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“There was, indeed, a meeting with key stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which ended with everyone in high spirit.

There was a spirit of cordiality and everyone shared their ideas and inputs on how to deliver the party in the September 19 governorship election.”Osagie advised the public to disregard the falsehood and any other such tales in the days ahead, as the election draws near.

He urged Edo people to ensure they are not kept away from government, by voting en-masse for Obaseki and his Deputy, Shaibu, in the September 19 governorship election.


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EdoDecide’20: PDP agree waiver for Obaseki and Philip Shaibu

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to its new entrants, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his Deputy Philip Shaibu to contest for elective offices on its platform.

The waiver was announced by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, on his verified Facebook page.

Uche Secondus said: “The PDP NWC in exercising the power of NEC in accordance with the PDP constitution met and approved the waiver as requested by the ward executive for His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to participate in all activities of the PDP including voting and be voted for in any intraparty elections.”

The waiver came few hours after Obaseki joined the Peoples Democratic Party.

Obaseki left the All Progressives Congress after he was disqualified from seeking re-election by committees inaugurated by his political adversary, Adams Oshiomhole.

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He was disqualified for allegedly submitting questionable certificates.

Obaseki was, however, received by National Vice Chairman, Southsouth of the party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, Edo PDP chairman Dr. Tony Aziegbemi; members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and some chieftains of the party on Friday.

The reception of about ten minutes took place in Aziegbemi’s office at PDP’s Edo secretariat in Benin, the state capital.

Obaseki has also been welcomed by many top personalities of the party, which include; Governor Wike of Rivers State, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Vice President Of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar.


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Oshiomhole is the one with killer squad – Philip Shuaibu backs Obaseki


Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu, has dismissed a claim by the 14-Edo lawmaker that his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has killer-squad detailed to kill the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

The 14-Edo lawmaker had, while accusing Governor Obaseki of hatching plan to kill Oshiomhole and other APC leaders in the state, said: “We want to believe that because the leaders of our party, across the country, have been quiet to call Governor Obaseki to order, he has been further emboldened to kill everybody due to his desperate ambition for a second term.


“He has recruited a killer squad in Edo State and their mandate is to kill Oshiomhole and other APC leaders. So, he has continued to create crisis and disrupt public peace,” they noted.

However, reacting to the claim while speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Shuaibu alleged that it is the APC boss that should rather be accused of training a killer squad, due to his claim that he has infantry.


Asked what he knew about his governor training killer squad to kill Oshiomhole, he replied: “I don’t know anything about the governor’s killer squad. The governor does not have any squad rather, it is Oshiomhole who boasted in both social and conventional media that he has an infantry.

“So, if we are looking for the person who has killer squad, it should be the person who has infantry,” he said.


On the possibility of peace reigning in the party, the deputy governor maintained that the condition for peace to reign politically between him and Oshiomhole, is an apology and an endorsement of the governor for the second term.

“The only condition for two us to be on the same page politically is for him (Oshiomhole) to come back to Edo State as a father and say what has happened is in the past.

“And that he believes now that Governor Obaseki has taken the governance to the next level and for all of us to come back together and vote him for second term.

“When he (Oshiomhole) does that I will now be on the same page with him politically,” he said.


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