I was brutalised during Oshiomhole’s administration — Shaibu
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has said he is a stickler for loyalty and will never betray his collaborators for a course once he is convinced of its worthiness.
Shaibu said this in his remarks at the reception for the outgone local government chairmen in the state.
Buttressing his claim, the deputy governor narrated what he went through during the administration of the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole.
He noted that he was brutalised in a bid to end godfatherism and ensure Oshiomhole successfully completed his two terms in office.
“People say I am loyal to Obaseki, but I will say I am loyal to a course. I was brutalised and injured and had my knees replaced under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration because some godfathers wanted to derail our plans of making poverty history.
“We fought on the side of the people and the beneficiary of that struggle was Oshiomhole. In this new fight, he (Oshiomhole) has now become the godfather who is trying to derail our plans and I fought on the side of Governor Godwin Obaseki in making poverty history in Edo.
“We started the revolution of ending godfatherism in Edo under Oshiomhole and we all supported him because we believed that enough is enough and that Edo will not be placed in the hands of individual that will mortgage our collective heritage and wealth.”
He commended the outgone chairmen for remaining loyal to the administered’s cause by rejecting jeeps and millions offered them by the political godfathers in the buildup to the 2020 governorship election in the state.
“Some of the outgone chairmen betrayed the course and their people by joining forces with the godfathers, but you were offered jeeps and millions and you refused to join them.” Shaibu said.