Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2019

PDP heads to court over non- proclamation of Edo Assembly

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has threatened to seek redress in court in response to the delay by the Edo State governor to transmit a proclamation letter to the 7th Assembly in court.
This was 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.
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 Governor 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.
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.

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