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Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo State, has been impeached by the State House of Assembly.



The decision, reached on Monday morning, marks a culmination of tensions between Shaibu and Governor Godwin Obaseki.


The impeachment follows Shaibu's refusal to cooperate with a seven-man panel tasked with investigating allegations against him. Despite multiple invitations, Shaibu declined to appear before the panel to present his defense. Consequently, the panel, led by Justice S.A. Omonua (rtd), proceeded to compile its report, recommending Shaibu's removal based on his failure to avail himself for defense.


During the panel's sitting on Friday, Justice Omonua expressed disappointment at Shaibu's absence, emphasizing the gravity of the situation. Meanwhile, counsel to the former deputy governor, Professor Oladoyin Awoyale, SAN, withdrew from participating in the proceedings after the panel dismissed his motion.


Awoyale had sought compliance with a Federal High Court directive in Abuja, urging the panel to await the court's decision on the matter scheduled for April 8, 2024. However, his motion was ruled against, prompting his withdrawal from further involvement in the proceedings.


The impeachment of Philip Shaibu represents a significant development in Edo State politics, signaling a shift in the dynamics of governance. As the fallout from this decision unfolds, the implications for the state's political landscape remain to be seen. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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