Edo State Deputy Governor Denies Receipt of Impeachment Notice Amidst Calls for Peace

The Office of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has refuted claims by the state House of Assembly that an impeachment notice was served on the deputy governor. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Shaibu’s office disputed the allegations of evasion, asserting that no impeachment notice had been received.

The controversy surrounding the purported impeachment proceedings against Shaibu stems from accusations of perjury and leaking of government secrets levelled against him by the state Assembly. However, Shaibu’s office maintains that no formal notice of impeachment has been served, challenging assertions of evasion.

In a letter addressed to the House of Assembly, Shaibu’s Personal Assistant, Charles Olubayo, clarified the inaccuracies stemming from the Assembly’s plenary session, highlighting the deputy governor’s absence from Benin since March 3, 2024. Olubayo emphasized that neither Shaibu nor his representatives had acknowledged any impeachment notice, refuting claims of evasion.

Meanwhile, amidst the political turmoil, Catholic Lawyers and six other groups within the Catholic Church have joined the call for the Assembly to halt the impeachment proceedings against Shaibu. Presenting a joint letter to the House Speaker, Blessing Agbebaku, the groups emphasized the need for peace and reconciliation ahead of the governorship election scheduled for September 21.


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