In a surprising turn of events, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has publicly appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki for forgiveness. This plea for reconciliation comes amidst their ongoing political differences.
Philip Shaibu addressed the press during a conference held at his residence, expressing his desire for reconciliation with Governor Obaseki. He stated, “I 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.
He emphasized the importance of unity in their final year in office, saying, “We have just one year to go. We have been the envy of the entire country. So Mr. Governor, if there is anything you feel that I have done, please, I am sorry. I need us to work together to finish well and strong.
The rift between Shaibu and Governor Obaseki has been linked to their differences regarding the upcoming 2024 elections. The situation escalated to the point where Shaibu was recently locked out of his former office in the Government House and relocated to a new office at No 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, Benin City.
Philip Shaibu Begs Obaseki for Forgiveness
The public plea for forgiveness by Deputy Governor Shaibu indicates a willingness to mend fences and prioritize the development of Edo State in their remaining time in office. It remains to be seen how Governor Obaseki will respond to this unexpected appeal.