Obaseki Sumbmittes Commissioners List To EDHA

By Ikhili Monday EBALU, Benin City

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sent the names of his commissioners’ nominees to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

This was contained in a letter Governor Obaseki sent to Speaker Justin Okonoboh and dated June 19, 2017.

 According to the letter, the 18 nominees from each of the local government areas in the state are Yekini Idaiyi, from Akoko-Edo, Paul Ohonbamu from Egor, Hon Christopher Adesotu from Ovia South West, Mrs. Magdalene Ohenhen from Esan South East, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh from Esan North East, Mr. Jimoh Ijegbai from Owan East, Mr. Joseph Ugheoke from Estako Central, Mariam Abubakar from Estako West, Mika Amanokhai from Estako East and Monday Osaigbovo from Ovia North East

Others are Mr. Osazee Ero from Orhionmwon, David Osifo from Uhunmwode, Barr. E. Agbale from Esan Central, Mr. Osagie Inegbedion from Igueben, Prof. Yinka Omoregbe from Oredo, Reginald Okun from Owan West, Edorodion Erimona Oye from Ikpoba-Okha and Mr. Amiolemen Osahon from  Esan West,

Dogara commented on one of the main issues in the book, the Amaechi case and described it as a situation where the judiciary elected a Governor who did not participate in the elections. He posed the question, “Who can save our constitutional democracy from emasculation. Is it the Executive or Legislature or the Judiciary?”

He urged people to read the book, ‘Save Our Constitutional Democracy from Emasculation’; to understand constitutional roles each arm of government has to play in a constitutional democracy.

In answering Speaker Dogara’s question, the renowned jurist, Prof Ben Nwabueze, SAN, stressed that the National Assembly is the only institution that can save constitutional democracy from emasculation in Nigeria, adding that due to the tendency of the Supreme Court to have ‘special interests’, the Judiciary can no longer be trusted with that role.

He urged the National Assembly to tighten the loopholes exploited by the Supreme Court to disregard section 141 of the Electoral Act that sought to remedy the decision in Amaechi’s case.


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