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Edo Assembly serves Philip Shaibu impeachment notice 

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The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has been issued an impeachment notice by the Edo State House of Assembly. 

The House filed the notice on  Wednesday, March 6.  

Accordingly, the deputy governor is expected to respond within seven days. 

An insider within the government has revealed that 22 out of 24 lawmakers have endorsed the impeachment notice, rendering Shaibu’s removal from office highly possible. 

The Impeachment notice is the most recent development in the ongoing conflict between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy. The tension escalated since mid-last year, following Shaibu’s declaration of his gubernatorial ambitions for the state. 

In 2023, Philip Shaibu, Edo’s deputy governor, had alleged a plot to impeach him by the governor of the state, Godwin Obeseki. 

Shaibu approached a court of law asking the court to ascertain whether the governor has the power to instigate the Speaker and the Chief Judge to commence impeachment proceedings against him with a view to remove him from office on any ground other than allegations of misconduct as contained in section 188 of the 1999 Constitution. 

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