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Obaseki appoints Omobayo Godwin as new Edo deputy governor

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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed Omobayo Godwin, a 38-year-old engineer, as his new deputy, and he is due to be inaugurated.

This followed the impeachment of former deputy governor Philip Shaibu by the state House of Assembly on Monday.

Shaibu was impeached during the house’s plenary session on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The deputy governor’s impeachment followed the adoption of the report of a seven-man committee set up by the chief judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to investigate allegations of misconduct against the deputy governor.

Recall that the Edo House of Assembly last week initiated impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor. Twenty-one of the 24 lawmakers signed a petition to that effect.

The deputy governor was accused of perjury and disclosure of the state government’s secrets.

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