Months ago, Shaibu prayed for Omobayo Godwins to be higher than him

 An old video where Philip Shaibu, former deputy governor of Edo, said a prayer for Omobayo Godwins, his successor, is making the rounds on the internet.


In the clip, Shaibu can be seen praying for Godwins at an event.


“From strength to strength and from glory to glory. And because I’m older than him, he’s supposed to be better than me and that is why I prayed for him to grow higher than me,” the former deputy governor said in Pidgin English.


Shaibu was impeached as deputy governor of the state on Monday, following the adoption of the report of a seven-member investigative panel.


He was accused of “misconduct, perjury and disclosure of government secrets”.


Some social media users said Shaibu’s prayer for Godwins was prescient given all that has transpired.

 “I think life itself is a mystery. Just months ago, impeached deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, proclaimed that the present deputy governor, Omobayo Marvellous Godwins, would be greater than him,” an X user tweeted.


“Months down the line, he took over his office.”


Godwins was sworn in as deputy governor immediately after Shaibu’s impeachment. 

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