I have no hand in Shaibu’s impeachment – Edo PDP guber candidate, Asue Ighodalo

Felix Aikhojie
Felix Aikhojie
Asue Ighodalo

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Edo State, Asue Ighodalo on Monday distanced himself from the impeachment of former deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu.

Ighodalo said he didn’t instigate or fund Shaibu’s impeachment.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Media Office.

A few weeks ago, Shaibu was impeached by the Edo State House of Assembly. This followed his face-off with the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

However, Shaibu had recently alleged that Ighodalo was involved in his impeachment.

The statement by Ighodalo’s Media Office reads, “While we would not usually join issues in response to every passing comment, it has become imperative to address the recent spurious allegations by former Deputy Governor Phillip Shaibu.

“It is necessary, for the record, to state in no uncertain terms that Mr Asue Ighodalo has had no role or involvement in any form whatsoever in the very public process leading to Mr Shuaibu’s impeachment and subsequent removal from office by the Edo State House of Assembly.

“These claims are completely without merit, and Mr Ighodalo categorically denies any such involvement. These allegations are a clear attempt to unjustly tarnish his reputation and divert attention from the actual issues at hand.

“We urge the public and the media to regard these false statements with well deserved skepticism. Asue Ighodalo remains focused on running a governorship campaign based on issues, and devoid of distractions.”

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