Something dramatic happened at the government house in Edo State on Monday. Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu, got into a heated argument. It all started when the deputy governor tried to enter the governor’s office but found the door locked. He insisted on getting in, causing a scene.
Despite being told that the governor was not in his office yet, Shaibu refused to leave. He kept pushing the gate and causing a commotion. People were worried that he might even physically attack the governor. The gates to the deputy governor’s office and the main entrance were locked with chains and padlocks, making it impossible for him to enter.
Shaibu waited for about an hour, hoping to reach the governor, but his calls went unanswered. Frustrated, he reached out to the state Commissioner of Police and the State Director of the Department of State Services for help.
Shaibu summoned the Government House Camp Commandant, Ibrahim Babatunde, to find out why he was locked out. Babatunde claimed it was a directive from higher authorities and suggested that the Chief Security Officer, Williams Wabba, would have more information. However, Wabba never showed up to explain the situation.
It remains unclear why the governor and deputy governor clashed, but their disagreement escalated to the point where Shaibu was locked out of his office. The situation has left many people wondering what will happen next in the Edo State government.