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Court Tell Obaseki not to Present fresh proclamation

A Federal Superior Court located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, ordered the Governor of the state of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, not to issue a new proclamation letter as directed by the Senate.

The court also prevented the Secretary of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate and the President of the House of Representatives, their servants, agents, officers or toilets from interfering or assuming the legislative functions of the Chamber of the State Assembly of Edo.

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Besides, the court granted a restraining order to the Police Inspector General and the State Security Service, its servants, agents, officers or toilets to seal the House of the Edo State Assembly or obstruct the activities in the Edo Assembly.

The court orders followed the requests requested by the Vice President of the House of Edo Assembly, Hon. Yekini Idiaye; and the member is representing the Ikpoba-Okha constituency in the Edo Assembly, Hon. Henry Okhuarobo, who are the plaintiffs/applicants.

The plaintiffs had prayed to the court in Suit Number FHC / PH / CS / 159/2019, to restrict the Secretary of the National Assembly; the president of the Senate; the president of the House of Representatives; Inspector General of Police and State Security Service; (all accused) of assuming the duties of the House of Edo Assembly.

In an order document made available to journalists on Saturday, the court said: “Claimants / applicants are granted an injunction order, which restricts the 1st-3rd defendant / defendant (Secretary of the National Assembly, the president of the Senate and the President of the House of Representatives), his servant, agents, officers or privies to interfere or assume the legislative functions of the Chamber of the State Assembly of Edo pending the determination of the substantive demand. ”

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The court also granted “a provisional order that restricts the 4th and 5th defendants / Defendants (Inspector General of the Police and State Security Service), their servant, agents, officers or privies to seal the State Assembly House Edo or obstruct the Claimants / Applicants in any way in the performance of their constitutional duties as members of the Edo State Assembly Chamber, pending the determination of the substantive claim.

“The Claimants / Applicants are granted a provisional order that restricts the 6th Respondent / Respondent (the Governor of the State of Edo) from issuing any new proclamation for the holding of another first session for the House of the Assembly of the State of Edo awaiting the hearing and determining the substantive suit. ”

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