…as Gov’s security aides chase out Shaibu’s press crew
…I can’t stay in an event where my press crew are barred – Deputy Gov
Ben Peters , Abuja
The fight between the Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki and deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu got messier on Monday when the media crew attached to the Office of the Edo State Deputy Governor was attacked and chased out by the security men attached to the Office of the State Governor.
The attack happened at the ongoing 60th anniversary celebration of Midwest Referendum at the Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub in Benin city, Edo State.
Members of the media crew of the State Deputy Governor, according to a video already trending on social media, were all at work when the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Andrew Okungbowa and the Public Relations Officer, Office of the Governor, Ms Osarumwense Margaret Ojo, identified them one after the other before security men of the Governor who physically forced them out of the venue.
All efforts made by the Deputy Governor to make sure they remain in the venue were futile as he was told by the security men that it was “instruction from above.”
At that point, Shaibu said he could not be in an event where his media crew are barred.
He subsequently left the venue.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor suffered similar attack and humiliation in the hands of the security personnel attached to the Governor only (Sunday), at the 32nd anniversary celebration of the creation of Edo State. This attracted public condemnation.