“Cold War”: Edo Govt Demolishes Shaibu’s Residence Security Post, Reason Emerges

“Cold War”: Edo Govt Demolishes Shaibu’s Residence Security Post, Reason Emerges

  • Following his impeachment, the former deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, has been slapped with a fresh problem
  • This is as part of his residence was demolished by the Edo state government led by Governor Godwin Obaseki
  • This was after Obaseki replaced Shaibu by appointing Marvellous Omobayo as the new deputy governor of Edo state

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Edo state - Officials of the Edo State Network and members of the Public Works Volunteers pulled down the security post in front of the residence of the former deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, in the Government Reservation Area, Benin, on Sunday, April 14.

Obaseki orders demolition of Shaibu's residence
The security post of Shaibu's residence has been pulled down following his rift with Obaseki. Photo credit: Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu
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Obaseki, Shaibu's fall out

Recall that the Edo House of Assembly had accused Shaibu of leaking government secrets. The assembly also said this informed its impeachment process against him.

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On Monday, April 8, the assembly impeached Shaibu. The impeachment was a sequel to the report submitted by a seven-man panel that investigated the petition against Shaibu.

Without delay, Governor Godwin Obaseki appointed Marvellous Godwins Omobayo as the deputy governor of Edo state.

But on Sunday, the saga between Obaseki and his former deputy took a new twist as the security post sharing the same fence with the golf course was pulled down.

As reported by The Cable, the post served as a temporary shelter or first port of call for Shaibu’s security details before and after the close of work.

Why Shaibu's security post was demolished

Reacting, a senior member of one of the agencies that carried out the exercise pleaded anonymity and disclosed to The Punch that the security post was removed since the former deputy governor was now a private citizen and had lost such privilege.

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Shaibu's aide reacts

An aide to Shaibu said:

“As I am talking to you, they have destroyed Shaibu’s security outpost. The place was not built by the government, it was built by Shaibu himself. You can see how wicked the state government is.”

Impeached Edo deputy gov Shaibu meets APC chair

Meanwhile, the impeached deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, triggered defection rumours after recently receiving the acting chairman of the APC in the state, Emperor Jaret Tenebe, in Abuja.

Speaking to Tenebe who had described Shaibu's impeachment as a sham, the former deputy governor noted that he shares a lot with the APC boss.

He added that his removal by the Edo State House of Assembly would not stand.

Source: Legit.ng

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