BREAKING: Obaseki appoints new deputy gov after Shaibu’s sack

Hours after the impeachment of Philip Shaibu, Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed Omobayo Marvellous Godwins, a 38-year-old engineer, as his deputy.

Politics Nigeria earlier reported that the Edo State House of Assembly, on Monday, impeached Shaibu.

The impeachment followed the adoption of the report of the seven-man investigative panel set up by the Assembly to probe allegations of misconduct against Shaibu.

New Edo deputy governor

The Justice S.A. Omonua-led seven-man panel investigating the impeachment petition against Shaibu rounded off its sitting on Friday.

The panel was constituted by the Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, on March 22, 2024, in line with the resolution of the State House of Assembly to investigate the impeachment petition against the deputy governor which bothered on allegations of gross misconduct and perjury.

Other members of the panel are Professor Theresa Akpoghome, Oghogho Ayodele Oviasu, Surveyor Andrew Oliha, Idris Abdulkareen, President Aigbokhian and Mariam Erakhoba Ilavbare.

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