The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Philip Shaibu, is reportedly set to decamp from the People’s Democratic Party.
According to Vanguard, Shaibu may leave the party after a series of meetings with some of the country's party bigwigs.
All things being equal, Shuabi would dump the PDP, as multiple anonymous sources confirmed the rumour.
“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,” a source disclosed.
Another source, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said: “This rumour, however, did not come as a huge surprise to many, because the Deputy Governor was once quoted to have said he merely escorted Governor Godwin Obaseki to the PDP.”
However, a party source told Vanguard, “it is strange that Obaseki and Shaibu are not in good terms because I know they have a cordial relationship.
“What I know is that there has been a delay in the appointment of commissioners in the state; the governor wants to bring in some APC members who helped him during the Governorship election but the PDP leadership is not disposed to this.
"Their argument is that you cannot use our platform without us not benefiting from you. I know that issue has been on ground for sometime now, but it will be resolved.”