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Updated: Obaseki names 38-year-old Omobayo Godwin as Edo Deputy Governor

....to forward the name to the House of Assembly for screening and approval

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Barely an hour after the impeachment of Edo Deputy Gov. Philip Shaibu, Gov. Godwin Obaseki has nominated Mr. Omobayo Marvellous Godwins as his replacement.

Godwins hails from Akoko-Ed, Edo North Senatorial District.

Persecondnews reports that his name will be transmitted to the state lawmakers for screening and approval.

On Monday morning, Persecondnews reported that the Edo State House of Assembly impeached Shaibu.

The State Assembly impeached Shaibu after adopting a report from a seven-man panel that looked into allegations of misconduct against him.

Retired Justice S. A. Omonuwa-led panel had its inaugural sitting last Wednesday in Benin City, the state capital, and ended it on Friday, with Shaibu or his counsel failing to show up to defend the allegations levelled against him.

The panel had adjourned till Thursday for Shaibu to open his defence, and when he didn’t show up, he was given till Friday to come and defend the allegation against him, which he failed to do.

Shaibu’s counsel, Mr. Oladoyin Awoyale, attended the inaugural sitting but excused himself in the middle of the hearing after the panel refused his prayer to suspend the proceedings pending the outcome of a suit filed in Abuja by Shaibu challenging the impeachment proceedings against him.

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