The Deputy Governor of Edo State Comrade Philip Shaibu has called on members of the public to disregard ongoing propaganda that he is on war path with his Boss.
Comrade Philip Shaibu described the allegation that he is on war path with his Boss over issue of fund as reckless, unguided and efforts to mislead people by those who are afraid of the unity that exist between him and his Boss.
“This Machiavellian system of politics where all forms of wizardry tactics are deployed both through fair and foul means will certainly achieve the opposite result,” Shaibu said.
In a statement made available to the media by the Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Mr Benjamin Atu, the Deputy Governor condemned the misleading story and online publication, thereby describing its sources as miscreants and mischievous elements sponsored by hopeless and helpless political jobbers and merchants.
Further describing the publication against the Edo Deputy Governor as a malicious and devilish campaign of calumny, the statement noted that the plot of the enemies of the State is to create disagreement between the Deputy Governor and his Boss Governor Godwin Obaseki, but their efforts are instead achieving the opposite result and the more the blackmailing, the stronger the bond.
Comrade Philip Shaibu cautioned the authors, sponsors and those with unprecedented capacity for lies and blackmailing to thread cautiously, advising them to first engaged their brains before putting their mouth and pen into forward gear.
Shaibu vowed that his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki will remain sacrosanct, saying that both Adams Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu have, through their publication, revealed their wish which will never happen.
“Politics has a way of letting you know the inner recess of the human mind.
“My loyalty to Governor Obaseki is sacrosanct and not debatable. No amount of blackmail or propaganda can stop me from serving the interest of the Governor and Edo people.
“I am solidly with Governor Obaseki. It is a joint ticket and we will make sure we win the September 19th Governorship election in Edo State” Philip Shaibu declared.
He called on the People of the state to disregard ongoing rumor and warned them to: “Expect more of this kind of propaganda from these characters that didn’t wish us well.
The Statement then called on the Nigeria Police and and other Security agencies to take a closer look at the intentions of purposes of these miscreants and mischievous elements and ensure that the perpetrators are decisively dealt with.