June 11, 2024

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Obaseki ‘shocks’ deputy Shaibu

THIS is too salacious to be taken without a pinch of salt.
Not many would not be taken aback by the tone of the following personal letter to Edo State Deputy Gov. Comrade Philip Shaibu, from his boss Gov Godwin Obaseki on Shaibu’s birthday anniversary, Friday December 1, 2023.
For several months now, there has been no love lost between the two over the deputy’s aspiration to succeed his principal when their light-year tenure ends next year.
Read what the governor wrote, with an accompanying poster:

“HAPPY 54TH BIRTHDAY TO RT. HON. COMRADE PHILIP SHAIBU
“I congratulate my brother, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, on his 54th birthday.
“I thank him immensely for his support in the course of our drive for the development of our State in the last seven years.
I also acknowledge the energy and vigour he has brought to bear as this administration embarked on the onerous task of bringing transformational change and development to Edo State.
“Alongside making these contributions to this administration, he has remained an exemplary husband, father and a great family man.
“I celebrate him today and wish him many more years in good health and sound mind.
“Congratulations.
“His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, Governor, Edo State.”