The deputy governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant made the statement during an interview on Wednesday.
Shaibu disclosed that he feels hurt that Governor Obaseki has thrown his weight behind an outsider for the forthcoming elections, but did not mention a name.
He said he was persuaded to take on the role of Obaseki’s deputy governor, adding that he improved his principal’s administration in terms of both political structure and money.
“Actually, I was persuaded and there was no protest. I actually didn’t want to be a deputy governor. I was very comfortable in the House of Representatives. It took almost one month to get me to accept to be the deputy governor of Edo State.
“I accepted to add value to the ticket of Obaseki because Obaseki was not known and he was not one of the politicians. They needed a young, vibrant politician that has won election before and that can add political value to the ticket,” Shaibu said.
Speaking on his perceived betrayal, he said, “I feel betrayed by the governor. I feel very betrayed. When we go to church, there are certain biblical verses that are becoming to make meaning to me. There is this particular verse that has been going through my mind: ‘The heart of man is desperately wicked.’ When I see what the governor is doing, the verse now makes meaning to me.
The deputy governor stated that he added value in terms of his political structure, and finances, including all the vehicles that were used to campaign in 2016.
“I lost about 20% of my political capital in Edo North to support Godwin Obaseki, and in supporting him even as deputy governor.
“I supported the second term bid of the governor with my finances. Including how we got the ticket of the PDP, I contributed financially, both in naira and in dollars. If I say betrayal, it’s an understatement. I feel very hurt and betrayed.” Shaibu said.