Edo Guber: Shaibu Expresses Worry Over Scheme To Impeach Him


Hon. Philip Shuaibu, Edo State deputy gov.

Hon. Philip Shaibu, Edo State deputy governor, is struck by fresh head ache after being elected as a factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The 2nd citizen of Heart Beat of the nation has expressed worry about a new scheme to remove him from office, saying the plan was intensified after he won the PDP ticket for the upcoming governorship election.

Shaibu said this at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.

The returning officer in the PDP governorship primary and Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, had on Thursday announced Asue Ighodalo as the winner of the delegate election, having polled a total of 577 votes.

However, in the parallel primaries that took place at the Benin residence of the Deputy Governor, the returning officer, Bartholomew Moses, declared Shaibu the winner, saying he won “with over 300 votes”.

Said Shaibu: “Even as we speak, my team has been calling me that, ‘Look at what these people are doing. They are saying they are going to impeach you; that you have gotten too far’. They are threatening to impeach me.

“And I said, well, if fighting for my rights and all of us collectively fighting for my rights as in the constitution, triggers impeachment, so be it, because fighting for my rights and saying I must contest the election is my constitutional rights and cannot be taken by anybody.

“So if constitutional right is why they will now trigger impeachment, the courts are there; they will interpret it”.

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