Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, has issued an apology for his remarks directed at former governor Adams Oshiomhole during the confrontations with Governor Godwin Obaseki.
During a program on TVC on January 1, the Deputy Governor expressed that Adams Oshiomhole remains his father, despite their political disagreements.
Recall that Obaseki and Oshomhole fell out in 2020 when Obaseki was seeking re-election for a second term.
In the midst of the face-off, Shaibu supported Obaseki, asserting that Oshiomhole should not assume the role of a political godfather.
Shaibu said, “I express remorse over my choice of words against Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in times past and I insist that the former governor, now a senator at the National Assembly, remains my father despite our political differences.”
On his ambition, he said, “I want to be the next Governor of Edo State not because l am Philip Shaibu, it is my constitutional right. Before publicly declaring my interest in to contest, l had consulted widely with many persons and groups within and outside Edo State.
“Moreover, l went into prayers to seek guidance and direction from God. The signs l received encouraged me to go ahead with my aspiration, though it was obvious the Governor had his own plans of supporting another person.”