The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has been locked out of his Government House office, Benin, Edo State.
Shaibu who expressed shock over the situation revealed that he resumed his office this morning and met the gate locked.
He says he has yet to receive an official notice of vacation from his initial 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.
While Governor Godwin Obaseki has not reacted, there are speculations that Shaibu had left his old office and was not expected today.
They also explained that there was no meeting scheduled for Monday so the Deputy Governor was not expected at the Government House.
If a meeting had been scheduled, they said arrangements would have been made and the Deputy Governor would have been allowed to attend.
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.
The Governor and his deputy have been at loggerheads over political differences.