John Mayaki, a former Chief Press Secretary to ex-Edo state governor and current national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has taken the battle against Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
In a complaint before the tribunal, Mayaki, accused Obaseki, his deputy Philip Shaibu, and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie of abuse of office and breach of the constitution.
Oshiomhole’s former aide In his complaint before the CCT faulted the inauguration of the 7th Edo House of Assembly, where only nine members out of 24 were inaugurated.
Mayaki, who insisted that Obaseki failed to observe due process in his proclamation for the inauguration of the Assembly, called on the CCT to apply the laws stipulating punishment for public officers guilty of abuse of office and breach of the constitution.
According to him, if the application is successful, the governor and the other listed officers would be removed from office and barred from holding any other public office for a period of 10 years.
“The Governor of Edo State and others mentioned have jointly and severally abused their office by engaging in arbitrary acts by excluding 14 elected members of the EDHA from participating in the first session of the House of Assembly held on June 17, 2019.
“Clandestinely issuing a proclamation without notice to 14 elected members of the EDHA and the general public is prejudicial to the rights of any other person knowing that such an act is unlawful and contrary to government policy,” he said.
Mayaki, therefore called on Obaseki, his deputy and the SSG to comply with the resolutions of the National Assembly directing the governor to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Assembly in accordance with Section 105(3) of the 1999 Constitution.