7th Assembly: Activist sues Obaseki, alleges dereliction of duty

7th Assembly: Activist sues Obaseki, alleges dereliction of duty

A human rights Activist, Comrade kola Edokpayi, has a filed a Civil suit at Edo State High court, seeking an order of court directing the first defendant governor to proclaim 7th House of Assembly in accordance with section 105 sub-section 3 of the Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended. The petitioner


A human rights Activist, Comrade kola Edokpayi, has a filed a Civil suit at Edo State High court, seeking an order of court directing the first defendant governor to proclaim 7th House of Assembly in accordance with section 105 sub-section 3 of the Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

The petitioner who alleged dereliction of duty by the State governor, Godwin Obaseki, also joined Edo State government and the State House of Assembly in the suit marked B/70M/2019.

The claimant among other reliefs, is also praying the court that should government refuse to do so on the 17th of June 2019, the second defendant the Edo house of Assembly be deemed proclaimed by constitutional necessity.

GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI OF EDO STATE

Counsel to the petitioner, Mr Douglas Ogbonkwa held that with the dissolution of the 6th assembly, the 7th Assembly was ripe for proclamation.

The case which was filed on Friday at the Edo State High court is yet to be slated for hearing.

The 7th Assembly was was earlier slated for proclamation on Tuesday, but the governor was yet to transmit a letter of authorization to the House.

Our Correspondent reports that
the 6th Assembly led by Mr
Kabiru adjoined Sine-die last Week Thursday, fuelling vile press criticisms over his style of governance in both mainstream and social Media.

Besides, there are fears that if drastic steps are not taken to address the concern, it may result to a constitutional crises.

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