June 8, 2024

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Shaibu at slain Oredo PDP chieftain’s home, explains why sympathy visit is belated

DEPUTY Governor of Edo State Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward 5 in Oredo local government area, Tunde Igbinoba.
He regrets that the visit is belated due to a mixup in schedules.
Nevertheless, Shaibu expresses his condolences and that of his office, to the family of the late PDP ward chairman, assassinated by unknown gun-totting assailants.
The deputy governor, who has declared that he is running in the off-cycle governorship election next year, assures the bereaved family of support and solidarity.
According to him, “his death remains a great loss not only to the family but to the PDP and Edo State as a whole. I salute him for his invaluable contributions and commitment to the development of our party, the PDP and Edo State.
My visit may seem belated. From day one, the agreement was that I should focus on Edo-North when it comes to party and political matters.
“And, going by that arrangement, Oredo was out of the picture for me. It was until recently that I got to know that no formal visit has been made since the unfortunate incident, hence, my decision to visit today.
“I assure you (the family) of our support and solidarity at these difficult times. May his soul rest in peace,” the deputy governor adds.
Igbinoba was shot dead by unknown gunmen during last year’s primary elections of the PDP for the 2023 state and National Assembly elections, held in Benin City, the Edo state capital.