The Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu has reportedly finalized plans to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), ending the speculations amid the political turmoil between the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his deputy.
The decision by Shaibu to pitch tent with the APC, which was predicted by political analysts, followed his move to the Federal High Court to seek an injunction against an alleged impeachment plot against him.
According to the source, “It has been confirmed. We have on good authority that the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu has concluded plans to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
“The deputy governor has now perfected his defection to the party and we are glad and ready to receive him into our folds.”
Obaseki had while addressing leaders from Edo North Senatorial District, the senatorial district of the deputy governor said that he was “not aware of any plot or any scheme to impeach the Deputy Governor Comrade Philip Shaibu. I have also checked and there was no such plan.
“So, the Court action taken, for me, is a thing of shock and disappointment. I believe that this action by him is a preemptive move to get a court order, keep his ticket and move to another party. I think it’s unfair for our party. We don’t need this sort of crisis.
“I am trying to reflect on the move made by somebody that I have given a broad latitude to do his work as deputy governor. So, for him to take this kind of action is shocking.”