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Edo PDP’s Ighodalo denies involvement in Shaibu’s impeachment

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The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Asue Ighodalo,has vehemently denied any involvement in the impeachment of former deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu.

In a statement released by his Media Office on Monday, Ighodalo stated that he neither instigated nor funded Shaibu’s impeachment, refuting recent allegations made by the former deputy governor.

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Shaibu was impeached by the Edo State House of Assembly a few weeks ago following a public fallout with Governor Godwin Obaseki.

However, Shaibu had recently accused Ighodalo of being complicit in his impeachment.

The statement from Ighodalo’s Media Office clarified, “It is necessary, for the record, to state in no uncertain terms that Mr. Asue Ighodalo has had no role or involvement in any form whatsoever in the very public process leading to Mr. Shuaibu’s impeachment and subsequent removal from office by the Edo State House of Assembly.”

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It further emphasized, “These claims are completely without merit, and Mr. Ighodalo categorically denies any such involvement. These allegations are a clear attempt to unjustly tarnish his reputation and divert attention from the actual issues at hand.”

The statement urged the public and the media to treat these allegations with skepticism and assured that Ighodalo remains focused on running a governorship campaign based on addressing pertinent issues without distractions.

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