The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has been locked out of his office at the Government House in Benin, the state capital.
Shaibu who drove to his office at the government house on Monday met the gate locked with chains and a padlock.
An aide to the deputy governor, who spoke to newsmen but preferred not to be named, stated that upon noticing the act, his principal communicated the Commissioner of Police and the Director of, the Department of State Services, DSS, alerting them of how he was locked out from his office.
The source said, “The Deputy Governor was here this morning (Monday) the gate leading to his office was locked and there was no one to open it for him. I think his office has also been shut because of the new office he was told to move to outside the government house.
“He waited for almost 30 minutes before he left. I don’t know if he had gone to his new office but he was not allowed to move into the one in the government house.”
He added that there was no official communication to the effect that the deputy governor’s office had been locked.
It will be recalled that there has been a rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Shaibu. The deputy had also filed a case at the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking the court to stop his alleged impeachment by the Governor and the Edo State House of Assembly.
However, Shaibu has last week withdrew the case. He also pledged his loyalty to his principal. Meanwhile, it was reported that the deputy Governor will be relocating his office to a building close to the Government House, at No. 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue.
Nigerians have raised concern over the action, the rift between the governor and his deputy seems to