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EDO: My loyalty to Obaseki remains absolute – Shaibu

THE Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has renewed his support for his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Obaseki recently accused his deputy of planning a coup against him, increasing the schism between the two in the midst of calls for Shaibu’s impeachment.

However, Shaibu has downplayed the feud, refusing to remark publicly on Obaseki.

“As for the issues that are around town when I was away, I really would not want to talk. Issues that concern my governor are not things I like to speak about on camera. No, no, no! He is my elder brother and boss and I don’t think I should talk about anything. And if I have issues with him, I think it is better settled at home and not in the media. I am well brought up,” he said on the sidelines of a thanksgiving service held in Benin to mark the 32nd anniversary of Edo State.

“I can tell you that from my Christian background, if you make a vow with God that you want to do something, you must fulfill it. And the vow I have taken with God is that I will continue to support Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State from the beginning to the end.

“But that does not stop anything that has to do with ambition. Ambition is personal and it does not affect loyalty. My loyalty to the governor remains absolute. I see that everybody is doing solidarity. I am also in solidarity with the governor. I am also declaring my unalloyed solidarity and loyalty to the governor and nothing more.”

Meanwhile Sunday’s interdenominational church service was held at the Government House in Edo State’s capital, with Obaseki declaring that the state has come a long way since its inception.

Despite the state’s ethnic and religious variety, Governor Obaseki is encouraging residents to work together towards a better future for Edo State.

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