Edo Assembly Insists Impeachment of Shaibu Followed Due Process

Passes 16 bills, 44 resolutions in one year

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

The Speaker, Edo House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku yesterday said the removal of Philip Shaibu as deputy governor of the state, followed the normal parliamentary procedure, adding that the lawmaker were just performing their legislative duties.

He also said the suspension of three lawmakers who were allegedly plotting to impeach him was in order, noting that in every organisation, there are rules of engagement, and anyone found doing something contrary attracts sanctions.

The Speaker however, added that a committee had been set up to look into the fate of the suspended lawmakers who were suspended on May 6 over alleged impeachment plot against him.

Agbebaku who stated this while briefing journalists on the activities marking the inception of the state 8th Assembly, said it had to its credit 16 bills and over 44 resolutions in the last one year which had impacted positively on the state politically and economically since it came into existence on June 16, 2023.

He listed the bills to include, a bill to establish Edo State Corps Governance Law  2024, bill to declare beautiful Edo, Glorious Edo as the official anthem of Edo and a bill to establish the Edo State Oil palm programme among others.

“In the year under review, the 8th assembly has had a few challenges but with a bond of friendship, comradeship, understanding and unity the house stands tall. 

“I would want to thank my fellow gallant, erudite, intelligent, dynamic, result oriented and friendly legislators of the 8th assembly for their support, understanding and cooperation in the last 12 months,” he said.

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