Rights activist and President of the One Love Foundation, a non governmental body, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor (aka Ultimate Equals), has admonished the Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu for shedding crocodile tears begging his Principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki and asking for forgiveness.
Chief Eholor insisted that Comrade Shaibu’s action is an action that is not worthy and also coming too late in the day.
According to the rights activist, “Comrade Philip Shaibu has reduced his office(Deputy Governor) to nothingness. The humiliation that he suffered whether he deserves it or not depends on who is interpreting it.
“He might deserve the humiliation but his office does not deserve it. When you have a friend who does wrong things and you’re mute to it it means that you’re giving consent to it. Obaseki has done so many wrong things that Comrade Shaibu gave consent to.
“For example, fourteen members of the Edo State House of Assembly who were duly elected by their Constituency were not inaugurated. Comrade Shaibu was the one who mobilized thugs to deny them inauguration. Yet, he claimed that some of them are his friends. If they were his friends he should have protested.
“If one thousand people are doing what is wrong it doesn’t make it right. If you’re doing what is right and nobody is doing it it doesn’t make it wrong. For Shaibu crying like a baby yesterday my heart bleed for him. There is no offence that he would have committed in his office as a deputy governor that he would reduce the office and go to national tv to make an apology to a serial offender like Godwin Obaseki who have offended majority of mankind and God but has not apologized but you go on national tv to apologize to him.
“I think it is disgraceful. I am not happy with the confusion. I want an egalitarian society. I want a place where they will focus on governance to fix the roads that are not motorable. They’re people who collect money from drivers for road worthiness when the roads are not worthy. When people are dying at child birth they are not investing on hospitals. When schools have no roofs and chairs they do nothing.
“What Shaibu should have done is to go to court so that they can define what’s deputy governor. If the ticket belongs to Obaseki or both of them. I don’t expect the governor to treat his deputy with disdain like he is doing. Shaibu is naive and nervous. He wants to keep being relevant. He has supported Governor Obaseki to destroy many. His apology is not tenable.”