…says ‘I go wherever Obaseki goes’
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Tuesday, resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Shaibu, who made the announcement during a press briefing, said his resignation from the APC was with immediate effect.
Earlier in the day, Gov. Godwin Obaseki had resigned his membership of the APC, saying he would announce the platform he would be contesting on soon.
Obaseki, who announced his resignation after visiting the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said his exit from the party followed his disqualification from the June 22 APC primaries.
But his deputy on his part said, “It is with pain that I am leaving the APC I helped to build. It’s very unfortunate that we have to resign from the party we all laboured for.
“The party we built with our blood, our strength. The party we believed that was built with progress of our land.
“I resigned today with pains and I am resigning to take my destiny in my hand. But by the grace of God, where Gov. Godwin Obaseki goes I go. And by the grace of God, we shall conquer.”
He said that he was sure that President Muhammadu Buhari would be saddened by the development, adding that he had no other choice than to take his political destiny in his hands.