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Edo State Deputy Governor, Phillip Shaibu, has debunked news reports claiming that he has concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He also denied any form of misunderstanding between him and Governor Godwin Obaseki, over matters concerning the running of the State.
Africa Dialy News, New York understands that some media reports on Monday had alleged that Shaibu had concluded arrangements to dump the ruling PDP for an undisclosed party, following a rift over matters bothering on the running of the State.
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According to the reports, Shaibu and some party bigwigs in the country held several meetings outside the country last week, where the arrangements were finalized.
However, in a sharp reaction, the Chief Press Secretary of the Deputy Governor, Ebomhiana Musa, in a statement denied all the speculations.
Musa described the reports of the defection of his principal as complete falsehood and the figment of the authors’ imagination.
According to him, Shaibu travelled abroad on vacation to spend time with his family.
The State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chris Nehikhare, denied any rift in the State chapter of the party, as well.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK