June 9, 2024

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Edo PDP chieftain alleges victimization over support of Gov’s opposition camp

PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) top-hat in Edo State, Engr. Anavberokhan Isah, has alleged that he is being victimized for not supporting Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s preferred candidate in next year’s off-cycle governorship election in the state.
He says his government contract has been terminated unjustly. Read his lamentation in full:
“I want to use this medium to appreciate management and staff of Edo state internal revenue service for giving me the chance to serve as a revenue card contractor for the past five months.
Though the news of the termination of my appointment got to me on December 20, 2023, I have since been expecting it considering the political situation we have found ourselves in Edo State.
“My appointment as contractor was facilitated by Comrade Philip Shaibu and I am proud to say that since that contractual agreement, I have worked diligently and professionally in carrying out my duties without questions or blemishes.
The reason for my contract termination is not far connected to my continuous relationship and affiliation with Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu over his ambition to become governor of Edo State.
“What amazes me is that as members of the PDP, I do not feel one has committed any crime in affiliating with someone within the party seeking elective office to the extent of the state government now targeting such persons within same political party and relieving them of their appointments or attack on their person or businesses.
“I want to use this medium to state categorically that I have been a friend and a brother to Comrade Philip Shaibu since 1999 during the days of the student union struggles and as a comrade who believes that life itself is vanity. I will respect the contract of true friendship to stand with my friend and brother regardless of the adversities faced.
“I thank Comrade Philip Shaibu for giving me the privilege to serve in the capacity of a revenue scratch card contractor and am also grateful to the management of FIRS for the experience gained during the period of this service.
“As a member of the PDP, I look forward to the beautiful ending of the present witch-hunting and hope the end game is pleasurable.
“As the adage goes, ‘olokpe is olokpe’. Life goes on. Wishing everyone a pleasurable Christmas and a prosperous new year. May the overflowing blessings of 2024 be a testimony.
“Engr. Comrade Anavberokhai Isah (MNSE, MNICE COREN).”