Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapters, are at daggers drawn concerning refusal of the Godwin Obaseki 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.
In a letter to the Commissioner of Police in Edo, Babatunde Kokumo, newly promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Edo APC, through its Chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd.) and the Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Okah, accused Obaseki of standing in the way of implementation of a court judgment they described as declarative.
APC said: “Take notice that the said judgment is a declarative one, and one that no higher court has ruled against at the moment. 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.”
A Justice Daniel Okungbowa-led Edo High Court had, in the judgment, described as illegal, null and void, the suspension of the local government chairman.
PDP Publicity Secretary in Edo, Chris Nehikhare, in a reaction, said the state government had already appealed the judgment of the high court and that the party had filed for stay of execution of the judgment.