The Edo Assembly has served Philip Shaibu the deputy governor with an impeachment notice BANKPAWA.CO .UK

The Edo Assembly has served Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor, with an impeachment notice

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During today’s plenary session, the reasons behind the impeachment notice placed on Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo state, were finally revealed.

In accordance with section 188, subsection (2a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the House of Assembly, according to BANKPAWA, served the deputy governor with the impeachment.

After reviewing the petition, House Majority Leader Charity Aiguobarueghian confirmed that 21 of the 24 Honorable Members had signed it.

While acknowledging that there were more than the constitutionally required two-thirds of signatories, Aiguobarueghian went on to say that the decision was based on two reasons that were not made public.

The deputy governor was given seven days to answer to the petition by House Speaker Blessing Agbebaku, who acknowledged receiving the notice of impeachment.

Nevertheless, the notice of impeachment, which was sighted by BANKPAWA on several social media platforms, disclosed that it was based on the lawsuit brought against the Inspector-General and three branches of the government at the Federal High Court, Abuja division, on July 26, 2023.

Second, the deputy governor knowingly swore an affidavit on July 26, 2023, that said he was barred from attending the State Executive meetings on May 3, and July 19, 2023. This was the second cause for his removal.

In addition, the notice stated that the affidavit was made with the intention of exposing the Edo State Government to public disgrace, which is a serious offense that verges on perjury and constitutes gross misconduct.

“In a case that was filed on July 26, 2023, by Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, in his capacity as Deputy Governor of Edo State, against the three branches of government in Edo State—the Executive as the third defendant, the Legislature as the fourth defendant, and the Judiciary as the fifth defendant—in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/ CS/1027/ 2023 between Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu v. The Inspector General of Police & 4 Ors.

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The plaintiff, who is the deputy governor of Edo State, is accused of gross misconduct for attaching documents (CPS A1, A2, and A3) that include extracts of top government secrets obtained while performing his official duties, despite his oath of office to keep such secrets secret in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Official Secret Law, 2013.

In your capacity as Deputy, the Right Honorable Comrade Philip Shaibu

On July 26, 2023, the governor of Edo State swore to an affidavit that you were barred from the May 3, 2023, and July 19, 2023, state executive meetings. He knew the affidavit was false, but he did it intentionally to bring disgrace upon the Edo State government, which borders on perjury and constitutes gross misconduct.

The following 21 legislators have signed on to the impeachment notice:

The following individuals are members of the APC: Charity Aiguobrueghian, who serves as the party’s leader; Addeh Emankhu Isibor, who represents the constituency of Esan North-East; Akokhia Abdulganiyu, who represents the constituency of Etsako West II—the deputy governor’s constituency; Ikpoba Okha, Atu Osamwonyi Evbaguehita, Orhionmwon I, APC; and Akokhia Abdulganiyu.

Eigbiremonlen Fada Sunday of Esan Central, Sunday, Edosa Richard Osaro of Oredo I, and deputy speaker of Esan North-East II, Edeko Maria Omozele, are also on the roster. Ovia South-West, Aghedo, and the APC Okowa Eric Allison (APC), Owan East’s minority leader; Inegbeboh Ojie Eugene (Igueben), Etsako West’s Lecky Hussein Mustapha; Ojiezele Osezua Sunday (Esan South-East); Omosigho Uyi Frank (Oredo East).

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Oshiomah Ahmed Waziri, Etsako Central, Ugabi Kingsley Oghenakhogie, Etsako East, Ovia North-East II, Iyamu Aitenguoba Bright, Orhionmon II, Osamuyi Kaycee, and Uhunmwode are among the others.

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