‘No plans to impeach Shaibu’- Edo State H’Assembly speaker


Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Rt. Hon. Blessing Agbebaku, has refuted any rumors speculating the impeachment of the State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.

He made this disclaimer when he paid a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Philip Shaibu, in the company of all 24 members of the state house of assembly.

He said, “We are here to clear the air on the insinuation of the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Edo State.

I want to let the people of Edo State know that there was nothing of such in the State House of Assembly.

“There was no time that the governor called me and instructed me that there must be an impeachment against the Deputy Governor.

Enugu State Governor in a closed door meeting with Tinubu

The rumour of impeachment is from the pit of hell.

I want to let Edo people know today that till tomorrow, and the governor has not called to say the deputy governor should be impeached, next tomorrow is coming and I don’t think the governor will say that to us.”

The Speaker further noted, “When I approached the governor, he asked if there’s anything of such? He asked what the impeachment is for? I told him there is no such plan.
Nothing of such is going on.

On my own, I called the Deputy Governor to tell him that there is nothing like an impeachment plan by the Assembly and what he heard was rumour.”

“This will be our second courtesy call to you (Governor).
We are here to remind you that what we came to tell you in our first courtesy call, we are standing by it.

We are resolute to follow in your footsteps and ensure you finish well. 

Obaseki’s response

The Governor Godwin Obaseki in his remake also declared that his key focus as the leader of his administration was to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Edo State.

Obaseki and his Deputy Philip Shaibu have been at loggerheads for sometime now, with the governor publicly decrying what he describes as disloyalty from Shaibu.

All of these is connected to the Edo Gubernatorial elections in 2024, with speculations that Shaibu may be warming up to replace his boss.


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