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Edo Deputy Governor Seeks Court Protection against Impeachment Plot

Edo Deputy Governor Philips Shaibu has alleged Governor Godwin Obaseki has perfected a plot to impeach him.

The deputy governor of edo state by Techrectory.
The deputy governor of edo state by Techrectory.

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shuaibu, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to stop the commencement of an impeachment process against him.

He requested special court protection from Obaseki’s impeachment plot so that he can function as Deputy Governor.

Shaibu, in a suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, listed the Inspector General of Police, State Security Service, Edo Governor, Edo Speaker and Edo Chief Judge, as defendants.

In the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023, the Inspector General of Police; State Security Service; the Governor of Edo State; the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, and the Chief Judge of Edo State are the first, second, third, fourth and fifth defendants respectively.

Shaibu is seeking an interlocutory injunction restraining the 3rd, 4th and 5th Defendants/Respondents or their agents from commencing an impeachment process against him.

He also prayed the court to restrain the governor of the state or other person acting on his order from harassing and preventing him from effectively discharging his duties as the deputy governor of Edo state.

The reliefs read in part, “An order of interlocutory injunction restraining the third Defendant/Respondent whether by himself or his agents or persons acting for and on his behalf from harassing, intimidating, embarrassing and preventing the Plaintiff/Applicant from carrying out the functions of his office as Deputy Governor of Edo State including attending the State Executive Council Meetings/Functions and other duties about his office pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Shaibu, however, filed a motion exparte and motion on notice on the same reliefs

On the motion exparte, he filed an interim injunction, while on the motion on notice, he sought an interlocutory injunction.

Before now, there had been a reported crisis between Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, but Shaibu had on several occasions dismissed it.

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