Shaibu visits family of Oredo PDP chair killed by gunmen

Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu (right) consoling the wife and family of late Tunde Igbinoba


Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Ward 5 in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Tunde Igbinoba.

Speaking during the visit, Shaibu expressed his condolences and that of his office to the family of the late PDP Ward Chairman, while assuring the bereaved family of support and solidarity.

According to him, “his death remains a great loss not only to the family but to the PDP and Edo State as a whole. I salute him for his invaluable contributions and commitment to the development of our party, the PDP and Edo State.

“Though my visit may seem belated. From day one, the agreement was that I should focus on Edo North when it comes to party and political matters.

Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu during the visit to family of late Tunde Igbinoba

“And going by that arrangement, Oredo was out of the picture. It was until recently that I got to know that no formal visit has been made since the unfortunate incident, hence, my decision to visit today.

“I assure you (the family) of our support and solidarity at this difficult times. May his soul rest in peace,” the Deputy Governor added.

Igbinoba was shot dead by unknown gunmen during last year’s primary election of the PDP for the 2023 state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections held in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

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