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Oshiomhole Taught Me My Political Tricks – Philip Shaibu

Despite the seeming political differences between formal national chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Comrade Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor has revealed that he learnt his political tricks from the ex – Labour leader. 

 According to Shaibu, Adam Oshiomhole, taught him all he knows about politics. 

Recall that Oshiomhole and the Edo State government led by  Governor Godwin Obaseki, alongside Shaibu were engaged in serious political tussle which eventually led to the defection of the governor and his deputy to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. 
Obaseki and Shaibu went on to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu backed Oshiomhole in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State. 

But while speaking during the thanksgiving service held at Saint Philip Catholic Church in Jettu , Etsako West Local Government Area of the state , on Sunday.

The event was part of activities to celebrate his re – election alongside his principal , Governor Godwin Obaseki, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. 

He said , “Adams Oshiomhole taught me all I know now politically. He made me stand my ground and help us end godfatherism . I have no quarrel with Adams Oshiomhole.Shuaibu explained that there were a lot of lessons to be learnt from the re -election of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The deputy governor said , “We must come together as a nation in recognising our shared interest in placing boundaries on our competition in order not to divide the nation into hostile and irreconcilable camps . This dangerous impasse is one area where the wisdom of Governor Godwin Obaseki has reigned supreme .”

He described Obaseki as a selfless governor whose thoughts are always about the state and the next generation . He appealed to the people of the state to support the administration to deliver on its campaign promises .