Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu Joins Obaseki in PDP
On Friday 19th June, Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu picked up the PDP’s membership card after his governor, Governor Godwin Obaseki joined the PDP.
Shaibu was utterly disappointed over the ”undemocratic actions and tendencies” of the recently suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole.
While talking to journalists immediately after obtaining his PDP membership card at the party secretariat in Benin City. He said,
“I have a mixed feeling with this action. First, one struggled to form a party and after forming that party, those that benefitted from the party took over the party and became tyrants. It is not always easy that after one helped to form and nurture a party, one individual would say he is an Adolf Hitler in the system and becomes undemocratic. That was what happened in the APC.”
Speaking further, he added,
“Some of us believe in the people. We believe that people must lead at all times. Because of that, we cannot afford to abandon this state for people like that. That is why we decided to abandon them in APC and join the PDP today.”