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Plot To Impeach Oshiomhole, His Deputy, Speaker Uncovered
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Plot To Impeach Oshiomhole, His Deputy, Speaker Uncovered

Anxiety has engulfed the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) following an alleged subterranean plot to impeach Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, deputy governor Pius Odubu and the speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Uyi Igbe by the four APC lawmakers who defected to the PDP with the backing of an Abuja-based politician who hails from the state.

Uneasy calm had pervaded the state Assembly since the defection of the lawmakers even though APC still maintained the majority in the House.

It was learnt that the lawmakers who are expected to execute the plot might have received N30million each with a promise to receive additional N20million later.

One of the defected lawmakers, Hon Friday Ogierakhi, when contacted on the development, however, denied the allegation, saying they were never induced by anybody to defect to the PDP but that their action was based on principle.

“We have heard the allegation; it is not true; it is a sign of a drowning party,” he said.

The move, it was gathered, is to give the PDP the opportunity to win majority votes in the state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections come 2015. If the plot to impeach the trio succeeds, one of the lawmakers who recently defected to the PDP is expected to transform from speaker to governor.

In a swift reaction yesterday to the plot, the majority leader of the state House of Assembly, Mr Philip Shaibu who confirmed the plot stated, “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 the Comrade Governor, so they can never be part of such plot to impeach the governor.

“We are very much aware of all the moves they are making to destabilise the state, to ensure that the Comrade Governor does not continue his developmental efforts but they are wasting their time.

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