The Deputy Governor of Edo State Philip Shaibu has reacted to reports that he is plotting to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Reports had emerged on Monday claiming the deputy governor has perfected plans to dump the ruling party.
According to Vanguard, marathon meetings were held outside the country last week between the Edo Deputy Governor and some party bigwigs in the country ahead of his planned defection.
A source told the newspaper that: “Philip Shaibu is one man I admire as a political tactician and Maradona in the Edo political space. Quitting PDP may frustrate the developmental plans of the Obaseki’s administration due to his nuts and bolts experience as a voracious student of politics, as well as his sterling track record and pedigree as a fearless and charismatic lawmaker.”
According to the source, there are strong indications that the Deputy Governor may not join any other political party immediately after quitting the PDP.
Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today, the Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu who was not heard denying plans to leave PDP, only refuted having any issue with the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
He said; “I am happy with my Governor, I don’t have any problem with my Governor, the issue of not being happy with my Governor is not there, I remain absolutely loyal to my Governor. But there are issues that we need to resolve over PDP”