In the ongoing political dispute between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu in Benin City, former Chief of Staff Taiwo Akerele has expressed concern about the impact on the state’s governance. Akerele, who is also a Development Economist, believes that their personal differences should not hinder the progress and well-being of the people of Edo State.
Recently, the entrance gate to Shaibu’s office inside the government house was closed, preventing him from accessing his office. While the governor’s aides claim that the deputy governor’s office has been relocated and the civil servants have already moved, Shaibu says he has not received any official communication about the relocation.
Akerele, a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has called on Governor Obaseki and Deputy Governor Shaibu to put an end to their personal feud and focus on governing the state for the benefit of its citizens. He believes that their ongoing conflict is causing disruptions and hindering the progress of Edo State.
Akerele is concerned that the ongoing feud between the governor and deputy governor could negatively affect the security, governance, and prosperity of Edo State. He emphasizes that while they continue to argue publicly, the security of the state is at risk. Akerele urges President Tinubu and the security agencies to take immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of the people of Edo State.
Akerele believes that Edo State deserves a stable and secure environment for its citizens to thrive. He emphasizes the importance of addressing the pressing security concerns and urges the government to prioritize the well-being of the people.