The embattled Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, publicly appealed for forgiveness from his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, during an ongoing interview with journalists at his Benin City residence on Thursday.
The deputy governor’s plea for forgiveness comes amidst recent political tensions and disagreements within the ruling party in the state, which had strained the relationship between Shaibu and Governor Obaseki.
During the interview, Philip Shaibu appeared remorseful as he spoke candidly about the need for reconciliation and unity within their political camp.
He urged Governor Obaseki to forgive and forget, emphasizing the importance of putting the interests of the people of Edo State above personal differences.
Shaibu’s unexpected plea for forgiveness has raised questions about the dynamics within the political landscape of Edo State and the future of the ruling party.
It remains to be seen how Governor Obaseki will respond to this appeal and whether it will lead to a resolution of the ongoing tensions between the two prominent figures in Edo State politics.