After his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, joined the PDP yesterday, Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has also joined the PDP and picked up the party’s membership card.
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.
In his words
“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.”
Speaking further, he said
“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.”