The state’s Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has received praise from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo for dropping the lawsuit he filed to prevent Governor Godwin Obaseki and the House of Assembly from impeaching him.
The lawsuit’s withdrawal by the second-ranking resident of Edo State, according to party chairman Tony Aziegbemi, was the first step in mending the two parties’ differences.
Aziegbemi asserts that there was never a need for the case in the first place because the issue involving the two Edo leaders could have been resolved without it.
His words: “It is commendable that the deputy governor has withdrawn the case from court. There was no need for the case in the first place as the issue could have been solved using other methods.
“Over a week ago, I said that our desire as a party is to ensure a peaceful resolution of the rift and the withdrawal of the suit is the first step toward finding a lasting solution to the rift. We need unity to excel as a party.”
Recall that Shaibu withdrew the lawsuit he filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, aimed at thwarting the alleged effort by Obaseki to unseat him from office.
In a statement, Shaibu said his decision was based on the need to respect the intervention of several prominent individuals, including religious and traditional leaders, while also appreciating the governor for agreeing to the peace initiatives.