Philip Shaibu withdraws impeachment lawsuit against Obaseki

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The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, withdrew his lawsuit against Governor Godwin Obaseki after facing pressure from concerned Edo people.

The lawsuit was aimed at thwarting alleged plans to impeach him.

On September 5, 2023, Shaibu issued a circular to withdraw the lawsuit (No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023) that included the Inspector General of Police, the State Security Service, and the Chief Judge of Edo State as defendants.

Shaibu withdrew his lawsuit after meeting with Governor Obaseki and peace brokers from Edo and across Nigeria.

“With due respect to these eminent personalities and leaders whose persuasions and persons I cannot ignore, I, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has authorised and instructed my solicitors to withdraw the suit forthwith,” he said.

The Deputy Governor expressed profound respect to the “eminent personalities and leaders” whom he noted offered their counsel.

“I wish to sincerely thank and appreciate these well-meaning Nigerians, Party Leaders, Traditional Rulers, and my Archbishop, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Akubeze, for their kind words, advice and encouragement thus far in ensuring peace and unity in our dear state, Edo.

“I also wish to place on record my special thanks to Mr. Governor, my boss and senior brother for this path of peace,” he added.

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