Impeached Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu Donates Campaign Office, Vehicles, and Structure to APC

Philip Shaibu, the former Deputy Governor of Edo State, has donated his campaign secretariat office to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Monday Okpebholo/Hon Dennis Idahosa Campaign Organization. The office, situated along Airport Road in Benin City, served as Shaibu’s gubernatorial campaign headquarters until his impeachment in April.

The donation includes several Sienna vehicles, utility trucks, and the integration of Shaibu’s campaign structure into the APC. This move follows a visit from the APC Campaign Council, led by Director General Senator Matthew Urhoghide, at Shaibu’s campaign office.

The secretariat has been rebranded to reflect APC and Okpebholo/Idahosa branding, removing all traces of Shaibu’s pictures and the PDP logo.

There are speculations that Shaibu is planning a return to the APC after his impeachment and the selection of Asue Ighodalo as the PDP candidate for the Edo gubernatorial election. Shaibu, along with other former PDP governorship aspirants and members of the Chief Dan Orbih-led Legacy PDP Group, has vowed not to support Ighodalo in the upcoming September 21, 2024, election.

Shaibu’s impeachment followed the adoption of a report by a seven-man committee set up by the chief judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to investigate allegations of misconduct against him. During a plenary session in April, the Majority Leader of the House, Charity Aiguobarueghian, stated that the panel’s report did not establish the case of perjury against Shaibu but found him guilty of disclosing government secrets. Consequently, 18 out of 19 members present voted for his impeachment, with one member abstaining.


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