Monday, May 20, 2024

Etsako West APC protests planned return of Philip Shaibu


In what appears just like the endorsement of the impeachment of Philip Shaibu, the previous deputy governor of Edo by the State Home of Meeting, members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Etsako West Native Authorities Space of the state have staged a peaceable protest in opposition to the alleged deliberate defection of the impeached deputy governor to the occasion.

The Edo State Home of Meeting in its plenary on Monday impeached the deputy governor, who’s from Etsako West LGA.

The impeachment was sequel to the adoption of a report by the seven-man panel arrange by the chief decide of the state, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to research impeachment petitions on misconduct and perjury levelled in opposition to the previous deputy governor by the Home.

The panel in its report discovered the previous deputy governor responsible of the allegation of divulging state secret to the general public whereas that of perjury was not proved past affordable doubt by the complainant.

DAILY POST studies that members of APC throughout the 12 wards within the native authorities on Tuesday marched to the occasion secretariat within the locality with varied placards to submit a petition in opposition to the alleged Shaibu’s readmission into the occasion.

The protesters, beneath the aegis of APC stakeholders within the locality, famous that the exit of the impeached deputy governor from APC in 2020 introduced peace and tranquillity to occasion

The spokesperson of the group, Mr Yakubu Musa stated the protest was in opposition to an try by the embattled Shaibu to defect to APC.

Musa added that the readmission of the previous deputy governor into the occasion would additional polarise the occasion,

“It’s on report that Philip Shaibu has not gained any election since he dumped APC for PDP. He doesn’t possess any electoral worth that might warrant his readmission into our nice occasion.

“Any try to readmit Shaibu into APC is an invite to disaster, fragmentation, disaffection, and disintegration within the occasion,” he alleged.

He, nonetheless, appealed to the nationwide chairman of the occasion, Abdullahi Ganduje, Senator Adams Oshiomhole and the state performing Chairman, Jaret Tenebe, to foreclose any try by Shaibu to to return to the occasion .

Responding, Musa Ebomhiana, chief press secretary to Philip Shaibu, stated the protest was sponsored by some individuals to embarrass him.

“It was a part of the grand plan designed by some particular person to embarrass Shaibu and it will probably’t deter him from wherever he’s going, and no physique owns the occasion.”

He stated the occasion is owned by all Nigerians and that no person can stop anybody from becoming a member of any political occasion, noting that “the extra, the merrier.”

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