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Obaseki commends court ruling on Edo Assembly tussle


The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the judiciary for upholding the rule of law over the Edo House of Assembly issue, noting that the state government received the ruling with humility and respect for the judicial arm of government.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, the governor said: “We received the verdict of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on the Edo State House of Assembly issue with humility and utmost respect for the judicial arm of government.
“For the Edo State government, this vital judgment serves to demonstrate and establish the importance of the doctrine of separation of powers, a democratic principle that balances out the powers of different arms of government and provides stability in society.”

Obaseki, however, called on all actors in the Edo State government to continue to respect his order not to get into a public confrontation and unnecessary battles with people who express dissenting views as the government continues to pursue peace and reconciliation.

The governor also called on the House of Assembly members-elect that were yet to be inaugurated to be persuaded by the spirit of the judgment to present themselves before the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, for inauguration so they could carry out the responsibility of representing their various constituencies.

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