Shuaibu Edo Deputy Governor

Edo Deputy Gov, Philip Shaibu, gets Assembly’s impeachment notice

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A fresh impeachment notice has been commenced by the Edo State House of Assembly against the state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.

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A petition for the impeachment of the deputy governor was read on Wednesday at a plenary session of the house.

According to the Majority Leader, Charity Aiguobarueghian, who read the impeachment petition during plenary, the petition was signed by 21 out of 24 members against the deputy governor.

Aiguobarueghian, who said the petition was dated March 5, 2024, noted that the number of members who signed the petition were more than the two-third requirement stipulated in Section 188 (2a) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The petition, addressed to the Speaker of the House, Blessing Agbebaku, who acknowledged it.

The Speaker said the petition was based on two grounds, which he did not make public,

The House, however, gave the deputy governor seven days to respond to the petition.

The Speaker directed the clerk of the house, Yahaya Omogbai, to serve the impeachment notice on Shaibu.

Shaibu’s impeachment notice might not be unconnected to his face-off with the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki that had led to him losing out during the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial election primaries in the state.

Shaibu had alleged a plot to impeach him, which he attributed to his governorship ambition.

Shuaibu was said to have been elected as PDP candidate during a parallel primary election conducted in his residence in Benin City, the state capital.

However, Asue Ighodalo was declared winner of another PDP primary exercise which took place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

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