The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, was denied entry to his old office at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital, on Monday.
A video posted by Channels Television showed Shaibu arriving at the Government House but finding the gate leading to his office locked by security officials.
Shaibu, who was on a phone call with an unidentified person, said he had not received any official letter from the office of the governor, Godwin Obaseki, informing him of the relocation of his office.
He said: “Up till now, I don’t have any official communication that I should relocate. The only people that have official communication are my civil servants. The civil servants have official communication, but I don’t. As I am speaking to you now, I am standing by the gate.”
The incident is the latest in the rift between Shaibu and Obaseki, who are reportedly at loggerheads over the governorship election in the state.
Newsflash Nigeria reports that Shaibu had accused Obaseki of betraying him and the people of Edo State after he allegedly reneged on his promise to hand over power to him after his second term.
Shaibu also claimed that Obaseki had become a dictator and had sidelined him from the affairs of the state.
Obaseki, however, denied having any disagreement with his deputy and said they were still working together for the development of the state.