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‘Rumours Of A Clash between Obaseki and Deputy, Shaibu Are In The Realm Of Fake News’ – Gov’s spokesman

The Oasis Reporters

August 1, 2020

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus (right) presenting the party’s flag to Governor Godwin Obaseki (middle), and his running mate, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, at the flag-off of the party’s campaign for the September 19, 2020 governorship election, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, on Saturday July 25, 2020.

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie has flayed rumours that there was a clash between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.

In a statement, Osagie said the falsehood could only have emanated from the All Progressives Congress (APC), who have no substance in their campaign and are only adept at spinning the rumour mill and concocting alternative facts to massage the egos of their paymasters who cannot run an issue-based campaign but rely primarily on tale-telling and propaganda.

According to him, “The lie that there was a clash between the governor and his deputy should be dismissed in its entirety. Whatever incident they allude to only exists in the imagination of the purveyors.

R-L: Secretary to the Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq.; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Pro Chancellor, Edo University, Iyamho, Emeritus Prof. Thomas Audu, and the Vice Chancellor, Edo University, Iyamho, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, during a courtesy visit by the university’s Governing Council to Governor Obaseki, at the Government House, Benin City. File photo.

“There was indeed a meeting with key stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which ended with everyone in high spirit. There was a spirit of cordiality and everyone shared their ideas and inputs on how to deliver the party in the September 19 governorship election”.

Osagie advised the general public to disregard the falsehood and any other such tales the band of dishonest people would spin in the days ahead as the election draws near.

He urged Edo people to ensure that such fake rumour mongers are kept away from government by voting en-masse for Governor Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, in the September 19 governorship election.

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