Edo assembly begins impeachment process against deputy governor, Philip Shaibu


The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday commenced impeachment proceedings against the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu.

The Majority leader, Charity Aiguobarueghian, who announced the impeachment notice during plenary, said the petition dated March 5, was signed by 21 out of the 24 members against the deputy governor.

Aiguobarueghian stated that the number of members who signed the petition were more than the two- third requirement stipulated in the constitution.

He also announced that the petition was based on two grounds of perjury and revealing of government secrets

The speaker of the house, Blessing Agbebaku who acknowledged receipt of the petition, directed the clerk of the house, Yahaya Omogbai to serve the impeachment notice on the deputy governor.

Agbebaku also gave the deputy governor seven days to respond to the notice of impeachment.

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