Philip Shaibu Rejects Impeachment, Describes Action As Attack On Democracy

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Philip Shaibu, the former Deputy Governor of Edo State, has stated that his impeachment by the state House of Assembly was illegal.

Earlier, the state House of Assembly impeached Shaibu after adopting the report of a seven-man investigative panel appointed by the state Chief Judge to look into allegations of misconduct against him.

Shaibu believes that he was impeached because of his ambition to become the state governor, but he also pointed out that the impeachment did not follow the correct procedures.

He expressed his views in a video posted on his social media account on Monday.

He said, “My good people of Edo State, I thank you all for standing by me in these troubling circumstances as the deputy governor of Edo State.

“It is with a heavy heart, yet a resolute spirit, that I come before you to address the recent events that are unfolding in our dear state. I denounce in the strongest term the illegal impeachment by the Edo State House of Assembly over baseless charges. This is not just an attack on me as an individual but on the democracy that we hold dear.

“It is a dangerous descend into dictatorship and a threat to the foundation of our democracy. Let it be clear that this impeachment was hatched because of my ambition to contest the Edo State 2024 governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. An ambition that is a legal right to all citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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