I Am A True Comrade Unlike Others – Edo Deputy Gov. Shaibu Reveals
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has revealed fresh details on how he almost lost his life and family while saving the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, from being impeached by lawmakers as the state governor.
Naija News Understands that Shaibu made this known at the award ceremony were honoured as the Midwest Tempo Magazine ‘Man of the Year,’ for his contributions to the growth of democracy in Nigeria and the development of Edo state.
He revealed that his hands were stitched after he was attacked on the floor of the State House of Assembly to save Oshiomhole from being impeached in his first and second terms in office.
speaking further, He said he wondered why Oshiomhole wants to stand against Governor Obaseki’s second term bid, saying he once told him that he believes in the second term as the first term is never enough for someone to make a difference.
Charging the people of Edo State to support Governor Godwin Obaseki’s efforts aimed at redefining governance to improve the lives of residents. Shuaibu said Obaseki is positively transforming the state through his people-oriented policies that have birthed programs like Edo State Basic Education Transformation (EdoBEST), Edo State Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP), and the Edo Oil Palm programme in the agricultural sector.
“The governor is doing well and needs our support physically and our prayers spiritually,” Shaibu said.
Shaibu also described himself as “a true comrade” and noted that he deserved the title of comradeship, having protested and fought the military alongside notable Nigerians like the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, to restore democracy in Nigeria.
He said, “My Khaki is authentic, I earned it with my contributions to the return of democracy in Nigeria. I suffered in the course of the struggle to return Nigeria to civil rule in 1999. “I am not copying anyone by putting on khaki; I earned it. I am a true comrade. I am not a comrade that speaks from both sides of his mouth.”
Source: Naija News