Edo Assembly impeaches Deputy governor, Shaibu

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by Niyi Jacobs

Edo State House of Assembly has impeached the deputy governor of the State, Philip Shaibu.
BusinessNG reports that the impeachment was sequel to the report submitted by Justice S.A. Omonua-led seven-man panel which investigated the petition against the deputy governor.
The panel in its reports said the allegation of perjury was not proved beyond reasonable doubt by the complainant against the deputy governor, while that of disclosure of government official documents was proved beyond reasonable doubt against the deputy governor.
At the plenary, 20 members attended,18 members voted in favour of the panel’s reports, while one voted against.
The Speaker of the House, Blessing Agbrbaku directed that a clean copy of the impeachment decision by the House be sent to the Governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki for assent