The crisis between Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu took a new dimension on Monday after the latter was locked out from accessing his office reportedly on the orders of Obaseki.
When Shaibu got to his office on Monday, he met the gate to the office of the deputy governor and the main entrance leading to the storey building under lock and key.
The deputy governor and his aides waited about an hour before leaving, during which period, he was said to have the governor, to no avail.
According to reports, the deputy governor also had some discussions with the Commissioner of Police and the Director, State Services, alerting them of how he was locked out of his office.
Reports quoted an aide of Shaibu who preferred anonymity as saying there was no official communication to the effect that the deputy governor’s office had been locked.
The Edo deputy governor was said to have consequently summoned the Camp Commandant at the Government House, SP Ibrahim Babatunde, querying why he was locked out of his office.
“He said it was a directive from above adding that the CSO in government house, Wabba will be in a better position to explain”, the aide said.
Shaibu was said to have put calls to Wabba Williams who promised to come to the scene, but never came all through the period Shaibu waited.