Edo House of Assembly impeaches Deputy Gov Shaibu


The Edo State House of Assembly today impeached the embattled deputy governor of the state, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

The Assembly which began sitting at 9.41 am voted for the impeachment of the deputy governor by a vote of 18 against one who voted against, among the 20 members present with the speaker expected to give the deciding vote in case of a tie, reports Nigerian Tribune.

Shaibu, according to Justice Stephen Omonua (Rtd)-led a seven-man panel set up by the Chief Judge (CJ) of the state, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to investigate the allegation of gross misconduct levelled against the deputy governor, submitted that the deputy governor was guilty of disclosure of official secret.

The panel, however, exonerated the impeached deputy governor on the allegation of perjury as it was not “made up”, that is proven.

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