BREAKING: Edo Assembly serves impeachment notice to Obaseki’s Deputy Philip Shaibu

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

The Speaker Blessing Agbebaku on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, directs the clerk to serve an impeachment notice to the Deputy Governor, with 7 days to respond.
This comes amid power tussle between the governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy.
The relationship between Shaibu and his boss has been frosty since Shaibu first raised the alarm of plot to impeach him and instituted a case against the planned move.
The governor relocated his office from the government house and since then has been attending exco meetings through zoom and has not been accorded the official protocol during public activities.
His sin is believed to be his ambition to succeed his boss which Obaseki does not support and that he went about his ambition despite Obaseki’s appeal for him to calm down and not distract governance.
Shaibu is already in court challenging the February 2022 governorship primary election of the PDP after he emerged from a parallel process claiming to be the authentic candidate of the PDP.
Meanwhile, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Europe Chapter, Comrade Collins Idahosa has on Tuesday cautioned Obaseki against the impeachment move on his estranged deputy saying that it is ill-timed.
Idahosa who heads the Europe Chapter of NYC and based in Sweden spoke through telephone from his base saying; “This is not the time to talk about impeachment. Politics is a game, all the stakeholders should call themselves into an inner room, discuss and settle whatever may be the issue. Edo State needs peace now more than ever before.
“I want to plead with our Governor, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki and all stakeholders to embrace peace and tow the path of reconciliation instead of talking about impeachment. It’s not helpful because it’s not in the interest of our state and especially, our people. As the father of the state, the Governor can rally everybody and find a solution”, the NYC Governor cautioned.”

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