The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, on Tuesday, has dedicated his new office ahead resumption.
Last week, the Governor of Edo State publicly forgave his deputy after Shaibu issued a public apology for instituting a lawsuit against the governor, the state house of assembly, and others, alleging a plot to impeach him.
A source reported that they witnessed Catholic priests blessing the new office on Tuesday, indicating that the deputy governor might move in soon. The source noted that it has been the deputy governor’s practice to invite priests to his office for monthly prayers, so it wasn’t surprising that he did the same for the new office.
Upon visiting the office, journalists observed that workers were still laying interlocking tiles in the compound, while the few staff present were going about their duties. One staff member confirmed that the deputy governor had not yet occupied the office but mentioned that Catholic priests had come to pray and bless it.
Initially, during the height of the crisis between Shaibu and Governor Obaseki, the deputy governor received an official letter directing him to the new office. However, it was widely believed that with the public apology and the governor’s acceptance of it, Shaibu’s move from his original office, located beside the governor’s, might no longer be necessary.