Edo: Why we impeached former deputy governor – Speaker 

The speaker of Edo state House of Assembly, Hon. Blessing Agbebaku, said the impeachment of Hon. Philip Shaibu as deputy governor of the state is an indication of the 8th Assembly’s complete independent from the other arms of government.

He said, “I stand tall to say the impeachment of the former deputy governor is a good record because we did our legislative duty.”

Shaibu was removed from office on March 8, following the legislator’s adoption of a judicial panel of investigative report.

Speaker Agbebaku who stated this Wednesday during a press briefing on the occasion of the 8th Assembly one year anniversary said the former deputy governor’s impeachment processes were followed to the latter.

He added that three legislators who  were in disobedience to the House rules are presently on suspension, pointing out that an investigation committee report on their alleged offences would be ready in the next three weeks.

He said the assembly has passed 16 bills and 44 resolutions in the year under review. He added  that the resolutions have helped the House to establish a clear policy thrust.

Agbebaku also stated that the bills have different economic, social, political and religious impacts on the residents and the state.

The speaker expressed optimism that the bills and resolutions to be passed in the second year would be to the benefit, development and growth of the constituents of the state.