The Cat and Mouse game between Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor and Philip Shaibu his deputy got to a new level on Monday.
This follows the decision of the governor to lock out his deputy from the Government House.
Shaibu got shocked when he got to his office Monday and found that the gate to the office of the deputy governor and the main entrance leading to the storey building was locked with chains and heavy padlocks.
The Deputy Governor arrived at the Government House on Monday morning but met the gate leading to his office under lock and key.
Shaibu said he was yet to receive a formal letter from the governor’s office, which he noted was the proper channel to transmit a directive on the relocation to a new office.
“Up till now, I don’t have any official communication that I should relocate. The only people that have official communication are my civil servants. The civil servants have official communication but I don’t. As I am speaking to you now, I am standing by the gate,” he said while on a phone call to a yet-to-be-identified person.
Last week, a letter said to be from the office of the Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, was reported to have been sent to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor directing Shuaibu to relocate to a new office situated at No 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, GRA, Benin City.
But sources close to Shaibu argued that the new office is abandoned and in need of rehabilitation.