Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has followed in the footsteps of his boss, Godwin Obaseki, as he also quits the All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
Shaibu announced his exit from the party on Tuesday, saying;
It is with great pain that I am leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) that I helped and laboured to build as a result of the recklessness and absolute lawlessness of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, the suspended APC National Chairman.
He added that;
Oshiomhole’s undemocratic and dictatorial tendencies exhibited at all time has become intolerable. The APC has been hijacked for some personal and selfish interests of an individual called Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole.
Shaibu also pledged to;
Stand with the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseko. Anywhere he is taking his political ambition to, I, Comrade Philip Shaibu, will follow him.
Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu also removed the APC’s flag in his office, just after Governor Godwin Obaseki resigned from the party.
One of those present during the removal of the party flag was heard saying ‘goodbye APC from Edo government house’ as the Deputy Governor declared for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
A Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, 14 Members of House of assembly, 16 LGA Chairmen and 196 councillors also reportedly resigned from the APC.
Obaseki has been in a running battle with his predecessor and current National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole.
His hope of seeking re-election on the platform of the party was dashed last week after he was disqualified from participating in Edo APC‘s governorship primaries slated for June 22, 2020.
Governor Obaseki was disqualified from over ‘defective’ secondary school leaving certificate and NYSC certificate.
Watch video of Philip Shaibu below;
Edo Deputy Governor,
Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu
Edo let’s GO forward together
— #Iam David (@chijzy) June 16, 2020