Lawmakers in Edo State Plot to Impeach Oshiomhole, His Deputy
Few weeks ago, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo state was embroiled in some political crisis as some members of the party, including serving members of the state assembly defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As if that is not enough, the lawmakers are now reportedly plotting to impeach Governor Adams Oshiomhole, his Deputy his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Uyi Igbe thickens.
According to a report by Vanguard, the masterminded of the impeachment plot are members of APC, who recently defected to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, including their lawmakers and few leaders of PDP in the state.
It was further gathered that the lawmakers expected to execute the plot have received unspecified amount of money to prosecute the job.
The plot, Vanguard learnt, is to cause crisis in the state so that PDP can win majority in the state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections come 2015.
In spite of the recent defection of four APC lawmakers to PDP, the party (PDP) is still in the minority with eight lawmakers against APC’s 16. But Vanguard learnt that there are moves to induce more lawmakers to back the plot.
However, the Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Philip Shaibu, who reacted to the allegation, said: “We are aware of their plots. But they will fail.
“My joy is that we have lawmakers here who believe strongly in the developmental strides of Governor Oshiomhole, so they cannot ever be part of such plot to impeach the governor.
“We are aware of the moves they are making to destabilise the state, to ensure that the governor does not continue in his developmental efforts. But they are wasting their time.
“The problem with some people is that they now think like God, they act like God but what they fail to understand is that when the majority of the masses are with the governor, God will always protect him and his administration.”
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