By Rasaq Adebayo
There are indications that the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu may have concluded plans to exit the Peoples Democratic Party for a party not yet known.
The Edo State deputy governor had been on vacation outside Nigeria since but returned to the country last week.
It was learnt that if Shaibu’s body language and recent marathon meetings he had outside the country last week with some party bigwigs in the country is anything to go by, he may leave the PDP soon.
A source, who spoke on this said: “Philip Shaibu is one man I admire as a political tactician and Maradona in the Edo political space. Quitting PDP may frustrate the developmental plans of Obaseki’s administration due to his nuts-and-bolts experience as a voracious student of politics, as well as his sterling track record and pedigree as a fearless and charismatic lawmaker.”
He added that Shaibu was not intending to join any political party immediately.
Meanwhile, another source said; “This rumour, however, did not come as a huge surprise to many, because the Deputy Governor was once quoted to have said he merely escorted Governor Godwin Obaseki to PDP.”
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP spokesperson, Mr Duran Odeyemi said he was not aware of the development.