Deputy Governor of Edo State Comrade Philip Shaibu has called on members of the public to disregard what he Friday described as an ongoing propaganda spearheaded by political rivals of a division between him and Governor Godwin Obaseki.
He 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 late on Friday.
The Deputy Governor cautioned the authors, sponsors and those with unprecedented capacity for lies and blackmailing to thread cautiously and advised them to put reason to bear in their merchandise.
A statement made available to the media by the Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Mr Benjamin Atu, condemned the misleading story and online publication against the personality of the Deputy Governor by persons he described as miscreants and mischievous elements sponsored by political jobbers and merchants.
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 Obaseki saying that their efforts will fail.
Comrade Philip Shaibu vowed that his loyalty to Governor Obaseki will remain sacrosanct, saying that both Adams Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu have, through their publication, revealed their wish and their wish will never happen.
“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 the ongoing rumor and warned them to: “emore of this kind of propaganda from these characters that didn’t wish us well.
The statement then called on the Nigeria Police 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.