PDP heads to court over non- proclamation of Edo Assembly

PDP heads to court over non- proclamation of Edo Assembly

The Peoples Democratic party has threatened to seek redress in court over the State governor, Godwin Obaseki’s reluctance to transmit a proclamation letter to the 7th Assembly in court. This is contained in a press release by the State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Chris Nehikhare which was made available to journalists on Monday evening


The Peoples Democratic party has threatened to seek redress in court over the State governor, Godwin Obaseki’s reluctance to transmit a proclamation letter to the 7th Assembly in court.

This is contained in a press release by the State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Chris Nehikhare which was made available to journalists on Monday evening in Benin City.

GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI

He said that the leadership of the party led by Mr. Dan Orbih, has directed its legal team to proceed to court and seek an order of mandamus on Gov Godwin Obaseki to proclaim the 24-APC member House of Assembly as enunciated in Section 105 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

It noted that as a responsible political party cannot gloss over the obvious drift to tyranny and impending catastrophe been orchestrated by the governor and his party.

“We as a responsible political party cannot ignore the obvious drift to tyranny and impending catastrophe been orchestrated by the governor and his party”, the party said.

Nehikhare revealed that “the PDP course of action has become imperative, following alleged refusal by Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a letter of Proclamation for the inauguration of the 7th State House of Assembly and pave the way for APC members-elect to convene for their legislative duty.

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The PDP emphasized that as a responsible political party cannot gloss over the obvious drift to tyranny and impending catastrophe been orchestrated by the governor and his party.

“We as a responsible political party cannot ignore the obvious drift to tyranny and impending catastrophe been orchestrated by the governor and his party”, the party said.

Recall that 19 elected APC members had on Monday afternoon, appealed to president Muhammadu Buhari and Oba of Benin to intervene in the imbroglio, barely two weeks after the 6th Assembly adjourned sitting Sine-die.

But, Edo State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paul Ohonbamu, said governor Godwin Obaseki has not violated any law over the delayed inauguration.

He revealed that the APC has was only concern about how to have a rancour free 7th Assembly, unlike the 6th Assembly which had four Speakers in four years.

“So, the party held a meeting  with the 24 members of the Assembly and agreed on the leadership to reduce tension and cacophony of voices.

“The situation has not reached that level where there will be tension free. We do not want a repeat of what happened in the past. 

“The governor and the party are preparing to resolve the leadership crises in the 7th Assembly”, he said.

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