Edo state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has formally declared his governorship ambition on Monday, even after the hotels he had booked in Benin City has stopped him from using its facility, reports page3news.com.ng
The hotel, located in the Government Reserved Area, (GRA), Benin City, is owned by a prominent People’s Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in the state.
Page3news.com.ng reports that Shaibu was contacted by the management of the hotel that the space was no longer available for his use, and his money was refunded.
- Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu making efforts to gain access to his office at the Government House after he was locked out
The hotel management was said to have told the Shaibu group that another group, ‘Obaseki Finishing Well Group,’ had paid for the same venue.
Shaibu’s ambition has put him at loggerheads with his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is believed not to be disposed to his deputy taking over from him.
At the height of the face-off, Shaibu approached an Abuja High Court to stop Obaseki and the Edo State House of Assembly from impeaching him.
He later withdrew the case after the intervention of well-meaning individuals.
Shaibu made his declaration known in a televised announcement on Monday morning.