Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has shed more light on the ongoing dispute between him and his deputy Governor Philip Shaibu.
Governor Obaseki who spoke against rumors that he was trying to victimize his deputy cleared that Mr. Shaibu’s lawsuit against the impeachment process was instituted to allow him to retain his position as the deputy governor while decamping from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to get the governorship ticket of an opposition party.
“There is no timetable yet for the Edo election, it will come later in the year. So, I believe that this action by him is just a pre-emptive move to get a court order to keep his position while he now moves to the other party to get the ticket.
“And I think it’s unfair on our party, it’s unfair on the state that we don’t need this sort of crisis and two our state is not being represented well locally and internationally. I have been getting calls from all over the world. It is rather sad that somebody who is part of an administration would do this to the administration he has been part of just because of his own personal ambition,” Obaseki said.
News About Nigeria recalls that on Friday, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja issued a temporary order on a motion on notice filed by Shaibu.
The embattled deputy governor had prayed the court to halt impeachment plans initiated against him by his principal, Obaseki.
Ruling on the suit, Justice Mohammed ordered all parties in the suit to maintain the status quo until Mr. Obaseki shows cause as directed in another ruling of the court made in July.