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BREAKING: Oshiomhole reacts to Edo Deputy Gov. Shuaibu’s looming Impeachment

Former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has issued a statement denying his involvement in the ongoing impeachment of Edo State Deputy Governor, Phillip Shuaibu.

POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday served an Impeachment Notice on Shuaibu. It can be recalled that Shuaibu and his boss, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, have been at loggerheads over the former’s bid to contest for the Upcoming Governorship Elections in the state.

In a statement seen by this newspaper, Oshiomhole debunked reports that he was ‘part and parcel’ of the move made against the embattled deputy governor.

“Our attention has been drawn to an article circulating on social media regarding a purported plan by the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to call on lawmakers of Edo State House of Assembly to begin impeachment proceedings against his deputy Hon. Philip Shaibu.”

“Ordinarily, we would neither be concerned nor bothered by what methods the characters in the unending feud within the Edo State PDP employ to settle scores among themselves. However, we are compelled to clarify and set the record straight because in the said article, it was falsely claimed, and I quote”

“ _Our reporter also gathered that the governor have(sic) already gotten across to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to help him lobby and talk to the APC lawmakers in the House to support the impeachment move against Comrade Philip Shaibu”

“We wish to categorically state that Senator Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole has not, at any time, engaged in discussions with Governor Godwin Obaseki regarding plans to impeach his deputy, as the apex leader of the APC in Edo State, is solely focused on fostering goodwill between the people of Edo State and the APC, with the goal of winning the upcoming governorship election and returning the state to a path of progress under an APC government.”

“Also, it is important to state that matters of impeachment are the sole responsibilities of the Edo State House of Assembly and the Edo State Judiciary. Political parties have no constitutional role to play in any impeachment process.”

“Therefore, the notion that Senator Adams Oshiomhole can influence the actions of APC lawmakers, should there be any impeachment exercise in the Edo State House of Assembly is simply preposterous.”

“Senator Oshiomhole has not and will not engage in any deals with Governor Obaseki on this or any other political issue.”

“Lastly, we urge all Edo people to approach articles of this nature with skepticism if the authors fail to take credit for their allegations. As we begin the process leading to the September 2024 governorship election in our beloved State”

“let us all strive for truthful and responsible discourse in our political environment.”

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