The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State are 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 the state, Aremiyau Momoh, by a state’s High Court in Benin.
Edo High Court, presided by Justice Daniel Okungbowa, had in a judgment described as illegal, null and void, the suspension of the local government chairman.
Edo APC, in a letter signed by its caretaker Chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd.), and Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Okah respectively,
to the state’s Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, accused Governor Godwin 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,” the letter reads in part.
In his reaction, the state’s Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chris Nehikhare, however, stated that the state government had already appealed the judgment of the high court and PDP also filed for stay of execution of the judgment.