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VIDEO: Philip Shaibu Reacts To His Impeachment As Edo Deputy Governor

Impeachment: Court Fixes Date For Shaibu’s Suit Against Edo Assembly
Philip Shaibu
Comrade Philip Shaibu has reacted to his impeachment as Edo State Deputy Governor, describing it as illegal and a threat to the nation’s democracy.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached Shaibu.

The impeachment followed the adoption of the report of the seven-man investigative panel set up by the Assembly to probe allegations of misconduct against Shaibu.

The impeachment proceedings culminated in a dramatic vote that saw Shaibu ousted from his position.

“It is with heavy heart yet a resolute spirit that I come before you to address the recent events that have unfolded within our dear state. I denounce in strongest terms the illegal impeachment by the Edo state house of assembly over trumped-up charges, this is not just an attack on me as an individual but on the very democratic principles that we hold dear.

“It’s a dangerous descent into dictatorship, a threat to the foundation of our democracy. Let it be clear that this impeachment was hatched because of my ambition to contest the Edo Governorship election 2024 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”

Click here to see the full video of Shaibu’s reaction after his impeachment.

Meanwhile, the State Governor Godwin Obaseki nominated Omobayo Marvellous Godwins, a 37-year-old Engineer, to replace Shaibu.

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