Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu has also joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and obtained his membership card.
His move to PDP on Friday, June 19, 2020 shortly after the governor, Godwin Obaseki announced his move to the party.
Speaking to journalists shortly after obtaining his PDP membership card at the party secretariat in Benin City, Shaibu expressed disappointment over the ”undemocratic actions and tendencies” of the suspended National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole.
He said, “I have a mixed feeling with this action. First, one struggled to form a party and after forming that party, those that benefitted from the party took over the party and became tyrants. It is not always easy that after one helped to form and nurture a party, one individual would say he is an Adolf Hitler in the system and becomes undemocratic. That was what happened in the APC.”
“Some of us believe in the people. We believe that people must lead at all times. Because of that, we cannot afford to abandon this state for people like that. That is why we decided to abandon them in APC and join the PDP today.”