Why I Was Impeached As Deputy Gov – Shaibu Reacts | READ DETAILS 


Why I Was Impeached As Deputy Gov – Shaibu Reacts | READ DETAILS

Ex -deputy governor of Edo state, Phillip Shaibu, has on Monday, described his impeachment as an illegal move, an act of dictatorship and a threat to democracy.

Trustbase News had reported that the Edo state Assembly during plenary on Monday, impeached Shaibu after adopting the report of a seven-man committee set up by the chief judge of Edo State Justice Daniel Okungbowa to investigate allegations of misconduct against him.

Reacting against his impeachment Philip Shaibu, in a video on his X platform, said he was impeached because of his 2024 governorship ambition.

In his words; “it is with heavy heart yet a resolute spirit that I come before you to address the recent events that have unfolded within our dear state.

“I denounce in strongest terms the illegal impeachment by the Edo state House of Assembly over trumped-up charges. This is not just an attack on me as an individual but on the very democratic principles that we hold dear.

“It’s a dangerous descent into dictatorship, a threat to the foundation of our democracy. Let it be clear that this impeachment was hatched because of my ambition to contest the Edo governorship election 2024 under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.”