Founder of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor has summoned the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki to the Federal High Court, Benin Division, to explain why he has refused to appoint commissioners and have a properly constituted executive council, several months after he wok elections.
In an Originating Summons, Eholor, through his counsel, TA Akahomen asked the Court to compel the Edo State Government and the Governor of Edo State to explain if the governor is empowered to run the government without the appointment of Commissioners, and Statutory Board Members for State Corporations and Agencies.
In the originating summons, Eholor sought an order for the governor to be compelled to appoint commissioners, not at his discretion, but as a matter of constitution which he must obey; a constitution he swore t to protect and obey.
He argued that’s it’s more than six months after Governor Obaseki was sworn in on November 12, and commissioners according to the constitution, help the governor bring out the best for effective governance. He emphasized that the attorney general and Commissioner for Justice were missing, and were very strategic to good governance.
He therefore asked the court to issue Mandatory Orders to compel the Governor to make the appointments.
In his words, Chief Eholor, also known as the Ultimate Equals decried the development, saying that its very sad that Edo State is the only State in Nigeria with out a State Executive Council.
“We voted for a Governor not a sole Administrator or Emperor “, he told journalists.