The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has slammed the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, for approaching the court over an impeachment charge.
Shaibu had petitioned the Federal High Court in Abuja for an injunction against his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, over an alleged impeachment plot.
According to NAN, the PDP leaders announced this during a meeting on Sunday in Edo’s Igueben Local Government Area.
Tony Aziegbemi, the party’s chairman in Edo; former Edo Central Senator Clifford Odia; and former Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Tom Ikimi were among those quoted in a communique issued after the meeting voted a vote of confidence on Obaseki.
The PDP leaders stated that the crisis between the Obaseki and Shaibu was unnecessary, considering that the central issue bordered on the governorship election in 2024.
“During the meeting, a vote of implicit confidence in the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, was moved by Chief Francis Ulinfun and seconded by Elder Johnny Abhulimen.
“However, the deteriorating relationship between our Governor, His Excellency Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Rt Hon Philip Shaibu, was noted with utmost dismay.
“We, therefore, urge the deputy governor to withdraw his suit forthwith and seek a political solution to the problem with his principal”.