Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo State, withdrew his lawsuit against Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Obaseki was the target of an anti-impeachment lawsuit brought by the Deputy Governor at Abuja’s High Court.
The suit, with reference number FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023, sought to prevent the governor from attempting to remove him from office.
But Shaibu, who has clashed with the Edo helmsman, also referred to the governor as his boss and older brother in a statement he personally signed.
The Edo State Governor, the Department of State Services, the Inspector-General of Police, and the Chief Judge of Edo State were named as defendants in the lawsuit.
The Deputy Governor gave his justifications for abandoning the lawsuit, citing conversations he and his principal had with certain well-intentioned Nigerians and Edolites.
These people, he claimed, include the PDP’s leaders, traditional chiefs, and his spiritual mentor His Grace Most Reverend Dr. Augustine Akubeze, and he insisted he could not ignore them.
He continued, “I, Rt. Hon. (Comrade) Philip Shaibu, have approved and asked my counsel to withdraw the complaint immediately.
“I also want to officially express my gratitude to Mr. Governor, my boss and senior brother, for leading us down this peaceful path.”