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EDO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IMPEACHES PHILIP SHAIBU, DEPUTY GOVERNOR

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The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday, 8th April, 2024, impeached the embattled deputy governor of the state, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

The Assembly which began sitting at 9.41 am voted for the impeachment of the deputy governor by a vote of 18 against one who voted against, among the 20 members present with the speaker expected to give the deciding vote in case of a tie.

Shaibu’s impeachment followed the adoption of the report of a seven-man committee set up by the chief judge of Edo State Justice Daniel Okungbowa to investigate allegations of misconduct against the deputy governor.

Monday’s impeachment comes as a Federal High Court in Abuja was to resume sitting in the lawsuit filed by Shaibu to challenge the Edo State House of Assembly’s plan to impeach him according Channels TV reports.

Last week, the Edo House of Assembly started the impeachment proceedings against Shaibu. Twenty-one of the 24 lawmakers signed a petition to that effect.

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