Edo 2024: Shaibu served impeachment notice - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Edo 2024: Shaibu served impeachment notice


 The Edo State House of Assembly has served an impeachment notice against the State Deputy Governor , Phillip Shiabu, giving him seven days to respond to the allegation of constitutional infractions.
At the sitting of the house on Wednesday, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Charity Aiguobarueghian announced that a petition to that effect, dated March 5, 2024, was signed by 21 out of the 24 members against the deputy governor, adding that the number of members who signed the petition were more than the two- third requirement stipulated in the constitution.
He also announced that the petition was based on two grounds of perjury and revealing  of government secrets.
The speaker of the house, Hon Blessing Agbebaku who acknowledged receipt of the petition, directed the Clerk of the house, Yahaya Omogbai to serve the impeachment notice on the deputy governor and gave the deputy governor seven days to respond to the notice of impeachment.
Shaibu, it would be recalled, has been in the eyes of the storm with his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, over the governorship ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
In a related development, the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) CRPP has called on the Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to jettison his alleged impeachment plan against his deputy and start preparing his hand over note for his successor.
The CRPP chairman, Samson Isibor gave the warning in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Benin.
Isibor said Shaibu has not committed any offense for choosing to contest the governorship election and that he was only exercising his right and that any plan to impeach him can only leads to crisis in the state.
The statement reads that "The CRPP in its emergency meeting on Monday 3 of March, deliberated on the political development in Edo State particularly the purported plan to impeach the Deputy Governor being muted by Governor Obaseki and the Speaker Edo State House of Assembly; Hon Blessing Agbebaku.
"The CRPP resolved that the impeachment idea is condemnable and is uncalled for.
"This act by Governor Obaseki can ignite a chain reaction which can lead to anarchy
"We implore the governor to jettison the idea of impeachment and work towards the peaceful transition of power to the next elected governor of Edo State.
"As far as we are concerned, the Deputy Governor has not committed any impeachable offence or breached his oath of office.
"The Edo people have the exclusive right to call for his impeachment if he commits any offence like corruption, misappropriation of public funds.
"As far as we are concerned, Comrade Shaibu has not committed any of the above, rather he is fighting to contest for the governorship ticket of his party, the PDP which he has every right to participate unhindered.
"Governor Obaseki has no right to continue to intimidate Shaibu", Isibor said.

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