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BREAKING: Edo Assembly Serves Gov Obaseki’s Deputy Impeachment Notice

The Edo State House of Assembly, has served an impeachment notice on the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.

Shaibu’s impeachment notice might not be unconnected to his face-off with the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Recall that Shaibu had declared himself candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 21 governorship election in Edo State after a parallel primary election conducted in his residence in Benin City.

Asue Ighodalo had emerged winner of governorshio primary election conducted by the PDP at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state capital.

Announcing the petition for Shaibu’s impeachment during plenary on Wednesday, Charity Aiguobarueghian, the House Majority Leader, said the petition, dated March 5, was signed by 21 out of the 24 members of the house against the deputy governor. He added that the number of members who signed the petition was more than the two-third requirement required by law.

While acknowledging receipt of the petition, Speaker of the House, Blessing Agbebaku, directed the clerk of the chamber, Yahaya Omogbai, to serve the impeachment notice on the deputy governor.

Agbebaku also gave the deputy governor seven days to respond to the notice of impeachment.

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