Shaibu: Obaseki wants third term – Former commissioner, Andrew Emwanta alleges

The former Edo State commissioner for information, Andrew Emwanta, has alleged that Governor Godwin Obaseki is nursing a third-term ambition.

Emwanta stated this in a recent interview with Arise TV on Monday night while reacting to the impeachment of Philip Shaibu, the former deputy governor.

Recall that the Edo State Assembly on Monday impeached Shaibu following reports of a seven-man panel led by Justice S.A. Omonua (rtd) investigated the impeachment petition against the deputy governor.

The panel stated in its reports that the allegation of perjury was not proved beyond reasonable doubt by the complainant against the deputy governor, but the disclosure of government official documents was proved substantial against the deputy governor.

Reacting, the former commissioner, who once was an appointee of the incumbent governor, alleged that his former boss conspired with the assembly members to oust Shaibu to pave the way for a third term in office.

He said, “The reason Philip Shaibu is being kicked out is because they see him as a threat.

“Edo people will decide if Obaseki will be allowed the opportunity to continue because he wants a third term by all means.

“He feels that removing Shaibu is the best way to achieve his third-term ambition”.


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