The Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has reiterated his commitment to his principal Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Recall that Obaseki had recently accused his deputy of plotting a coup against him further deepening the rift between the duo amid moves for Shaibu’s impeachment.
However, Shaibu has downplayed the rift, declining to make public comments about Obaseki.
The Deputy Governor made this known on Sunday at the 32nd anniversary of Edo State, held at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City, Edo State, described the governor as his elder brother.
He said: “My loyalty to the governor remains absolute. I see that everybody is doing solidarity.
“I am also in solidarity with the governor. I am also declaring my unalloyed loyalty to the governor and nothing more.”
“As for the issues that are around town when I was away, I really would not want to talk about them especially about the governor.
“He is my elder brother and boss and I don’t think I should talk about anything.
“And if I have issues with him, I think it is better settled at home and not in the media. I am well brought up.
“I can tell you that from my Christian background, if you make a vow with God that you want to do something, you must fulfill it. And the vow I have taken with God is that I will continue to support Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State from the beginning to the end.
“But that does not stop anything that has to do with ambition. Ambition is personal and it does not affect loyalty. My loyalty to the governor remains absolute. I see that everybody is doing solidarity.
via: Information Nigeria