A conspiracy to impeach Philip Shaibu has sparked a protest in Edo State

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Hundreds of Edo North Senatorial District citizens took to the streets on Thursday in a show of opposition to the impeachment of Philip Shaibu, the state’s deputy governor, by the Edo State House of Assembly.

Protesters in Edo North, led by the Peace Movement and including some PDP members, gathered at Jattu in Etsako West Local Government early Thursday morning, according to GODZGENERALBLOG.

Protesters, who included both adults and youths, carried placards that read: “No to impeachment,” “We want peace in Edo State,” “Return the N500 million bribe to Obaseki,” and “Shaibu is our Next Governor, no going back,” among other things.

They denounced the Edo State House of Assembly’s impeachment procedures and pleaded with the lawmakers to refrain from impeaching the deputy governor so that the state might achieve its sought-after peace.

If the House proceeds with the impeachment, the protesters’ spokespeople—Aminu Umosor, Gafata Emmanuel, and Haija Anetu Momodu—said they will rally the state’s populace and the PDP to oppose the party.

We are standing with Philip Shaibu and the mandate we gave him, and this is to prove it to everyone in Edo. They said that Governor Obaseki and the House of Assembly should not bring an impeachment notice to a meeting, but rather a clean slate if they were serious about engaging in discussion and genuine reconciliation.

Those who spoke out against the impeachment have promised to keep protesting till Governor Obaseki and the legislature finally accept peace.

Efforts are underway to settle the situation, according to Musa Ebomhiana, the press secretary to the Deputy Governor.

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The PDP has come together as a family to sort this out. He reassured them that the umbrella was large enough to hold everyone.

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