The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu, may get some relief from the issue between him and his superior, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and others, since he has sent a letter withdrawing his suit against Governor Obaseki.
In a statement that he personally signed, Shaibu stated that his choice was made in regard for the intervention of various persons, including religious leaders, well-known Edo citizens, and the traditional institution.
He also expressed his gratitude to the governor for supporting the peace measures.
The declaration is in reference to suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023. in between: Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, the state’s governor, the chief judge, the inspector general of police, and the state security service.
“Arising from the series of meetings held with me and also with Mr. Governor by well-meaning Edolites and indeed Nigerians including Party Leaders, Traditional Rulers, and my Archbishop, His Grace Most Rev’d Dr. Augustine Akubeze, the Archbishop of Benin Archdiocese on the issues that led to my going to Court on the above-named suit and with due respect to these eminent personalities and leaders whose persuasions and persons | cannot ignore, |, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu have authorized and instructed my Solicitors to withdraw the Suit forthwith.”
“I wish to sincerely thank and appreciate these well-meaning Nigerians, Party Leaders, Traditional Rulers, and my Archbishop, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Akubeze for their kind words, advise and encouragement thus far in ensuring peace and unity in our dear State Edo. I also wish to place on record my special thanks to Mr. Governor, my boss, and Senior brother for this path of peace.”
“Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.”
“Edo Deputy Governor.”