The rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu ahead of Edo 2024 governorship election deepened as the weekly Tuesday Mass held at Open Field in New Deputy Governor Office.
The Mass that normally holds at the Government House Chapel at the instance of Shaibu has been relocated from the Government House to the deputy governor’s new office outside.
The mass which was held in the open field of the new deputy governor’s office at 7 Osadebey Avenue in the GRA, had in attendance Shaibu and his wife, civil servants attached to his office, some aides and political associates.
An official in the Chapel said they got a directive from the Senior Special Assistant to Obaseki on Religious Matters last Monday “to come and remove our things from the chapel, including the station of the cross, the pulpit and other items.”
The official added, “I told him I will inform the deputy governor to know where to relocate the items and we went to remove them the following day. I was shocked when I started hearing that I went to do a video. They ordered us to remove our things, which we did.”