The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu, has withdrawn the suit filed at the Federal High Court against the state governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Shuaibu had alleged that there were plots to remove him from office over his governorship ambition.
Shuaibu is at loggerheads with his boss, Obaseki over the next person to be governor in the state.
The deputy governor in a circular dated September 5, 2023, cited the case with Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023, which named the Inspector General of Police, State Security Service, the Governor of Edo State, and the Chief Judge of Edo State as defendants
Shuaibu stated that the decision to withdraw the suit came after a series of meetings involving himself, Obaseki, and well-meaning citizens of Edo and Nigerians, including party leaders, traditional rulers, and the Archbishop, Benin Archdiocese of the Catholic Church.
Part of the circular read: “With due respect to these eminent personalities and leaders whose persuasions and persons I cannot ignore, I, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has authorized and instructed my Solicitors to withdraw the suit.
“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, advice 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.”