Obaseki Sacks Deputy Governor’s Media Crew Amid Political Tensions

The ongoing political conflict between the Governor and Deputy Governor of Edo State has taken a new turn as the Edo State Government has reportedly dismissed the media crew attached to the Office of the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.

In response to this move, Governor Godwin Obaseki has instructed Deputy Governor Shaibu to liaise with the Ministry of Communication and Orientation for his media coverage needs. Chris Osa Nehikhare, the Commissioner for Information, released a statement to convey this development.

The decision to remove the media crew was triggered by an incident during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Midwest Referendum Colloquium. Allegedly, individuals claiming to be the Deputy Governor’s media crew attempted to gain unauthorized access to the event, disregarding established accreditation procedures.

Governor Obaseki expressed his disappointment at the orchestrated disruption and walkout, labeling it a breach of protocol. The governor’s directive to reassign media coverage responsibilities underscores the escalating tensions between the two offices.

The political friction between the first and second citizens of Edo State continues to unfold, with this recent move reflecting the complexities of their relationship.

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