In Edo, another political turmoil mounts as the state leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains at loggerheads over non-compliance by the Godwin Obaseki’s administration of a court judgment reinstating the suspended Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Council of Edo, Aremiyau Momoh, by a state’s High Court in Benin.
Edo APC, in a letter to the state’s Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, a newly-promoted Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), to the main opposition party (APC), through its Chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd.) and the Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Okah, accused Obaseki of obstructing the implementation of the court judgment, which was described as declarative.
“Take notice that the said judgment is a declarative one, which no higher court has held otherwise, for now.”
”While counting on your proactive response in enforcing this judgment, please accept the assurance of our warm regards. Attached herewith is the certified true copy of the judgment.”
Recall that in Edo High Court, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, in his judgment, described as illegal, null and void, the suspension of the local government chairman.
However, in a swift reaction, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Edo, Chris Nehikhare, revealed that an appeal the Godwin Obaseki led administration had already appealed the judgment of the high court while PDP also filed for stay of execution of the judgment.