I Am Missing My Governor – Shaibu

In a bid to settle the rift between himself and his principal, the embattled Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has asked for pardon from his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Shaibu said the plea became necessary to ensure that the present administration finishes well in the state.

“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,” Shaibu said while addressing journalists in Benin City.

“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.”

When asked if he had resumed at his new office, Shaibu said, “We have resumed but there is still a lot of work to be done there.

“There is no problem about it. The governor has asked us to go there. Like I have always tried to prove, I am a loyal servant and nothing has changed.

“I took a personal vow to support my governor and you can see my Catholic people are here. When I took a vow with God, nothing can change it and I wish that the relationship that we had will come back in the next few days and weeks.

“I am missing my governor and by the grace of God, He will touch the governor’s heart and touch all of us and even those that are between us.

“I mean well. If there is any mistake I have made as a human, it is not out of wickedness because I know I’m not wicked. I have a very clean heart.”

Earlier, Empire had reported the differences between the duo, while the governor accused his deputy of attempting to overthrow him, Shaibu denied the claim. He filed a suit, demanding the court to stop his principal from impacting him, he thereafter withdrew the case.

On Monday, Shaibu’s office in the government house was under lock and chains, and the deputy could not access his office, although there was a letter stating the relocation of his office which Shaibu claimed had not been received by him.

Meanwhile, there have been several calls for the governor and his deputy to sheath their sword and ensure stability in the state.

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