Assembly Directs Edo Chief Judge To Set Up Committee On Shaibu’s Impeachment

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EDO State House of Assembly has directed the state Chief Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa to set up a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the state deputy governor Comrade Philip Shaibu.

This was announced by the Speaker, RT Hon Blessing Agbebaku during a brief sitting earlier today, Tuesday, 19 March 2024.

According to the directive, the panel is expected to carry out a thorough investigation into the allegations and make necessary recommendations.

The inability of the House, according to the Speaker, to physically serve Shaibu led to a substituted service through an advertorial in the newspaper.

Meanwhile, in a letter addressed to the Speaker dated March 12, 2024, and titled “RE: Service of Impeachment Notice,” signed by the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Charles Olubayo, Shaibu denied ever being served any letter and refusing to receive same.

He said Shaibu has been out of the state since March 3 and therefore could not have been served as claimed during plenary.

His supporters, however, believe that he is being persecuted because he is interested in succeeding his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in office. 

Shaibu emerged as the governorship candidate in a parallel primary election held on 22 February 2024.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

 

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