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Just in: Edo Deputy Gov. withdraws suit against Obaseki hails peace deal

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Peace seems underway in Edo State as the embattled Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu has officially written to the Federal High Court, Abuja, withdrawing the suit (SUIT NO. FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023) between him and Inspector General of Police, State Security Service, The Governor of Edo State, The Chief Judge of Edo State.

In a terse letter sighted by Business Hilights, Shuaibu said “Arising from the series of meetings held with me and also with Mr. Governor bywell-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 I cannot ignore, I, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu have authorized and instructed my Solicitors to withdraw the Suit forthwith.

He added “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.

The Deputy Governor made it clear that “I also wish to place on record my special thanks to Mr. Governor, my boss and senior brother for this path of peace.”

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