JUST IN: Philip Shaibu served impeachment notice by Edo House of Assembly

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The Edo State House of Assembly has initiated impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.

The petition for impeachment, signed by 21 out of 24 members, was read during a plenary session by the Majority Leader, Charity Aiguobarueghian.

The petition, dated March 5, 2024, surpasses the required two-thirds majority outlined in the constitution.

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The Speaker of the House, Blessing Agbebaku, acknowledged receipt of the petition, which is based on undisclosed grounds.

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.

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Recall that Shaibu had alleged a plot to impeach him from office, claiming his governorship ambition was responsible for the plot.

He was elected as PDP candidate during a parallel primary election conducted in his residence in Benin City, the state capital.

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

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