Philip Shaibu Says PDP Have Not Fully Accepted Himself, Obaseki And Supporters

Philip Shaibu Says PDP Have Not Fully Accepted Himself, Obaseki And Supporters.

Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, has stated that he, his supporters, and those of Governor Godwin Obaseki do not feel accepted in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Shaibu claimed that they joined the PDP not because they wanted to, but because they had a falling out with their old political godfather and former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who he claimed oppressed them.

In order to get a second-term ticket, Shaibu and his principal, Governor Obaseki, were compelled to defect from the incumbent party and join the PDP in 2019.

They were re-elected for another four years after winning the state governorship race in 2020.

Now, Shaibu has stated that they intend to leave the PDP again since they do not feel at home in the state’s ruling party, but they do not know which political party they would join.

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“For me as Philip Shaibu, I have no plans now to leave. But for Philip Shaibu and his followers and the followers of Obaseki, that left APC to the PDP, they all plan to leave PDP, but to where I don’t know,” he said.

“We feel not accepted in PDP and that is the reason we are actually thinking that it is time to just throw the curtain to leave,” he said, according to Channels TV.

He went on to say that Governor Obaseki has been appealing to them to remain in the party and has expressed his unwillingness to dump the party, a situation which Shaibu said he was not comfortable with.

“Some of us are not happy with the governor’s statement saying he is not leaving the PDP.

“For some of us, we felt we left APC because of the governor, not because we wanted to join PDP,” he added.


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