Edo: PDP unsettles as Obaseki speaks on impeachment plot against Deputy Shaibu

Edo: PDP unsettles as Obaseki speaks on impeachment plot against Deputy Shaibu

  • Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has spoken up on the alleged plot to impeach his deputy, Philip Shaibu, over their irreconcilable differences
  • Obaseki said the impeachment allegation by his deputy was pre-emptive and that Shaibu was being unfair to the PDP and to the state
  • The governor alleged that his deputy was only doing that because of his plan to dump the PDP and still maintain his position as the state's deputy governor

Benin, Edo - Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, has described the lawsuit filed by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, that he was going to impeach him, as a pre-emptive move.

Obaseki said his deputy was only making the claim so that he could join another political party and still maintain his position as the deputy governor of the state.

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Governor Obaseki denies planning to impeach his deputy Photo Credit: Godwin Obaseki
Source: UGC

The governor was reacting for the first time in a video on his Twitter page on Monday, August 7, to the suit filed by Shaibu to stop his alleged impeachment move by Obaseki over their alleged irreconcilable differences.

My deputy planning to dump PDP, Obaseki cries out

According to Obaseki, the timetable for the Edo governorship election was yet to be out, until later in the year. He, therefore, before believed that Shaibu's move was pre-emptive. Alleging that his deputy was trying to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party.

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He also accused Shaibu of not being fair to the PDP and the state. He stressed that the state did not want any political crisis because it had not been well-represented locally and internationally, adding that he had been inundated with calls across the world.

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The governor said:

“It is rather sad that somebody who is part of an administration would do this to the administration he has been part of just because of his own personal ambition.”

See the video here:

Naira scarcity: Obaseki mobilises POS operators to dispense cash to people

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Godwin Obaseki has mobilised some POS operators in the state to dispense some cash to the people of the state following protest against naira scarcity caused by FG naira redesign policy.

Some of the beneficiaries of the programme in the video shared by the governor on his Twitter page said they are collecting 5,000 without charges.

President Muhammadu Buhari overruled the supreme court ruling on the policy, and the governor has joined the suit to defend the federal government's policy.

Source: Legit.ng

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