June 9, 2024

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Afemai cultural group praises Edo Gov. Obaseki for accepting Deputy Shaibu’s apology

Comrade Shaibu making his apology when leaders of the Benin Archdiocesan Catholic Men’s Organisation visited with him, recently.

ALL-AFEMAI Initiative Group (AAIG) in Edo State is full of praise for Gov. Godwin Obaseki for publicly saying he has accepted his deputy Comrade Philip Shaibu’s apology over their lingering squabbling.
AAIG called a meeting of it’s LGA administrators and mobilizers in Auchi to “deliberate on critical issues in the state.”
According to the group, led by a very distinguished son of Afemai, Mr. Tony Otsu, the meeting was held to examine the Edo State political situation particularly the lingering political crisis in Edo PDP.
During the meeting, members of the group took time to examine the current working relationship between Gov. Obaseki and Comrade Shaibu.
Support of leaders
The group thereafter commended the governor for publicly accepting the apology of the deputy governor and promised to continue to support both leaders to ensure successful end of this administration.
The group accepted that genuine reconcilation or peace building is a continuous process but however appealed to Mr. Governor to further deepen the peace process by graciously revisiting and reconsidering his earlier decision to relocate Office of the Deputy Governor outside the Edo Government House complex.
It reminded Mr. Governor that his personal and official relationship with his deputy over the years has “been unprecedented in our national political history and has been the envy of many states in the country.”
Loyalty, path of peace
The group added that His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki can prove the public, especially the opposition party, Edo APC wrong that his reconciliation with his deputy is not just on social media but a genuine one by making more commitments to dismantling all walls of disunity and separation between him and his deputy in the governance of Edo people.
AAIG also commends Comrade Philip Shaibu “for choosing loyalty and path of peace.” It appeals to the deputy governor to continue to remain consistent and committed to joining and supporting his boss to finish strong and finish well.
The group appeal to both leaders to continue to put the collective interest of PDP and Edo people before self to enable PDP retain the state and ensure policy continuity of the Obaseki administration beyond 2024.
Edo State Gov. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki on September 28, 2023 four days after the AAIG knelt down to appeal and pleaded for his forgiveness publicly accepted the apology of his deputy Comrade Shaibu after few months of political misunderstanding.