The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has denied reports of a clash between him and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
Obaseki made this known in a statement on Saturday by his spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie, made available to POLITICS NIGERIA.
The governor advised the public to disregard the report and other malicious reports ahead of the September 19 governorship poll in the state.
The statement titled, “No clash between Obaseki and deputy, – Gov’s spokesman” reads: “The falsehood could only have emanated from the All Progressives Congress, who have no substance in their campaign and are only adept at spinning the rumour mill and concocting alternative facts to massage the egos of their paymasters who cannot run an issue-based campaign but rely primarily on tale-telling and propaganda.
“The lie that there was a clash between the governor and his deputy should be dismissed in its entirety. Whatever incident they allude to only exists in the imagination of the purveyors.
“There was indeed a meeting with key stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, which ended with everyone in high spirit. There was a spirit of cordiality and everyone shared their ideas and inputs on how to deliver the party in the September 19 governorship election.”
Also, Shaibu has called on members of the public to disregard reports that he had a confrontation with his Obaseki.
In a statement made available to the media by his spokesman, Mr Benjamin Atu, the deputy governor condemned the misleading story and urged the authors o such reports to tread cautiously.