By Osahon Osahon
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Phillip Shaibu, has denied reports of his alleged plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
There were reports in sections of the media on Monday, that alleged that Shaibu had concluded all arrangements to dump the ruling PDP to an undisclosed party.
The reports further added that the Deputy Governor was involved in a rift over matters bothering on the running of the State.
According to the reports, several meetings were held outside the country last week between Shaibu and some party bigwigs in the country,
But, the Chief Press Secretary of the Deputy Governor, Ebomhiana Musa, in a statement on Monday, denied the allegation.
He also denied reports that the Deputy Governor has a rift with Governor Godwin Obaseki, over any matter concerning the running of the State.
Musa in the statement, 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 spent time with his family.
Also, when contacted on phone, the State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chris Nehikhare, denied any rift in the State chapter of the party.