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Edo 2024: Shaibu decries fresh plot to impeach him


Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, expressed concerns about a new plot to remove him from office, particularly intensified after his election as a factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the upcoming governorship election.

Shaibu made these remarks during a press conference held in Abuja on Saturday.

The situation unfolded following the announcement of Asue Ighodalo as the winner of the delegate election by the returning officer, Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State, during the PDP governorship primary. However, in the parallel primaries conducted at the Benin residence of the Deputy Governor, returning officer Bartholomew Moses declared Shaibu the winner, citing over 300 votes in his favor.


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“Even as we speak, my team has been calling me that, ‘Look at what these people are doing. They are saying they are going to impeach you; that you have gotten too far.’ They are threatening to impeach me,” he said.

“And I said, well, if fighting for my rights and all of us collectively fighting for my rights as in the constitution, triggers impeachment, so be it, because fighting for my rights and saying I must contest the election is my constitutional rights and cannot be taken by anybody.

“So if constitutional right is why they will now trigger impeachment, the courts are there; they will interpret it,” he said.