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Edo deputy governor under fire over attack on Oshiomhole



 Edo deputy governor under fire over attack on Oshiomhole
Shuaibu and Oshiomhole

Elvis Presley, media aide to All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate for Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday knocked deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, over claimed that he brought Oshiomhole into politics.

Presley, in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, described Shuaibu’s as shameful and pure lies.

“Like in the popular work of Professor Ola Rotimi, titled; ‘Our husband has gone mad again’, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, recently during a visit to HRH, Peter Osigbemeh, the Onwue-weko of Okpekpe kingdom, Etsako East LGA of Edo State, took up the character of a complete ideological misfit and an inglorious opportunist in a State he has grossly demonstrated his embarrassing level of mental and intellectual deficiencies, ” the statement said.

The statement said that while Mr Shaibu was addressing the monarch, he failed in his attempt to bring Oshiomhole’s political exploits to disrepute.

It reads further : “It is necessary to note that Philip Shaibu started on a very wrong footing to purport that he brought Comrade Oshiomhole into politics. What a way for the wicked to strive in inexactitudes and lies! He spoke like a prodigal son, who, while basking in the euphoria of his improvidence, begins to claim to have fathered his own father. It is an unfortunate statement that can only be considered plausible by an absolutely gullible audience. Thank God the people of North Ibie are not only informed, wise and critically minded, they also know the anticidents of Philip as well as his character as a mere loquacious.

“Accordingly, for the records, Shaibu was just another rolling stone in peripheral politics before Comrade Oshiomhole took him and made him work under the illumination of his (Oshiomhole’s) good will and general acceptability, adding that Philip Shaibu contested an election in 2003, where he was literally booted out and totally humiliated on the election day by Hon. Abdulai Imodagbe as his few political supporters attempted to have allegedly exhibit thuggery but were effortlessly rounded up by the police while Philip Shaibu, their principal and candidate cowardly ran into hiding even while the election was ongoing.

“Perhaps, it is pertinent to remind Philip Shaibu how politically little he was before the coming of the People’s President, as Oshiomhole was fondly called. In 2006, Former President Obasanjo appointed Emperor Jarrett Tenebe as the Chairman, Metallurgical Training Institute, Onitsha.

“In a bid to identify with him, his friends and political associates, notably, Alhaji Yakson Musa, Alhaji Aneru Abu, late Hon.Zakawanu Garuba, Hon. Matthew Udueriyekeme, Mr Akeem Zibiri, Mr Solomon Obomighie, Chief Richard Lamai and many others, organized a reception for Tenebe at Polaris Hotel, Afashio -Uzairue in Etsako West LGA.

“The ceremony was held at the field somewhat adjacent to the exclusive dinning hall in the hotel. And among the dignitaries that attended that event were late Chief Tony Anenih(who was PDP Chairman, BoT), Dr Liyel Imoke(then Minister of Mines and Steel), Chief Mike Oghiadome( then Edo State Deputy Governor), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (just finishing his term as NLC President), Chief Solomon Aguele,( then Edo State PDP Chairman), Chief Dan Orbih (then Ist.Member, NNPC Board), just to mention a few. After the usual speech making, the dignitaries where asked to move to the exclusive dinning hall for a special treat. Shaibu attempted to enter the hall but he was promptly restricted from entry as his personality could not guarantee his admittance to the hall.

” At that point, Hon. Matthew Udueriyekeme attempted to plead on his behalf but his entreaty was rebuffed until Comrade Adams Oshiomhole came and specifically spoke with Alhaji Yakson Musa as the Chief Host of the event before Philip was eventually allowed to enter therein with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

“It is also highly laughable for the Deputy Governor to pretentiously sound as an advocate for the youths in elective positions while parading Senator Alimikhena for a third term bid in his futile attempt to de-market Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Everyone knows that Philip is a terrible bad example of the desired Nigerian youth. He cannot therefore attempt to midwife a process for the articulation of Nigerian youths participation in politics. Again, in terms of agility, physical, mental and intellectual fitness, Comrade Oshiomhole is undoubtedly and remarkably miles better than the PDP factional candidate being paraded by the Deputy Governor even when he has had a very poor outing in the outgoing 9th Senate.”

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