Court stops Senate & House of Representative from taking over Edo House of Assembly
The Federal high court in Abuja today suspend the senate and house of Representative’s movement from taking over the legislative duties of Edo House of Assembly.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Taiwo, ordered the parties to maintain current affairs pending the case’s ruling.
Recall that the House of Representatives ordered the Police and state security service to close down Edo State house of Assembly on the 17th of July 2019.
The House of Representatives asked the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation to convene the 9th Assembly within one week in line with section 105(3).
The house said the Governor should publish the date, time, and venue on National Daily and TV stations.
The house directed the Inspector general of Police and the state security service to shut down the Assembly’s home and ensure adequate security.
However, Obaseki said the directive is unconstitutional and approached the court to dismiss the message.
What The State government said;
Governor Obaseki Publicly accused the former Governor of the state and APC national chairman, Mr. Adam Oshiomole, of being responsible for the chamber’s crisis.
Obaseki had said his predecessor needed to hear from all sides in the matter before taking sides.
In the statement released by his special adviser on media and communication-strategy, Mr. C Osagie.
Apart from the fact that he based his conclusion on a false and baseless, we believe that he could have shown he didn’t have a vested interest by merely inquiring from his friend, the Governor, or any official of the State Working Committee of our party.
Oshiomhole’s failure to satisfy the basic tenets of natural justice which makes fair hearing from all sides of a matter mandatory has exposed his bias in this issue”.