Shaibu, Edo deputy gov withdraws suit against Obaseki, others

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Philip Shaibu, has withdrawn the suit he filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki and others, seeking protection against his alleged planned impeachment.

Shaibu had sued the governor, the Inspector General of Police, the State Security Service, Chief Judge of the state and the Speaker of the House of Assembly.

He had sought a restraining order against his removal from office.

Shaibu, in a statement on Tuesday in Benin City, said the withdrawal was as result of the intervention by well-meaning individuals in the state.

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He said in the statement, “Arising from the series of meetings held with me and also with Mr. Governor by well-meaning Edo indigenes, Nigerians and party leaders, traditional rulers, and my Archbishop, Most Rev. Dr Augustine Akubeze, the Archbishop of Benin Archdiocese, on the issues that led to my going to Court, I have instructed my solicitors to withdraw the suit forthwith.

“I, Philip Shaibu, have authorized and instructed my solicitors to withdraw the suit forthwith,” he said.

Shaibu appreciated Governor Obaseki, whom he described as his boss, mentor and brother “for this path of peace.”

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