Monday, 18 December 2017

Supreme Court ruling: Edo Assembly swears in Adenomo

Alexander Okere, Benin

The Edo State House of Assembly has sworn in Mr. Godwin Adenomo as the member representing Ovia South-West  constituency.

Adenomo replaces Mr. Sunday Aghedo, who was sacked by a ruling of the Supreme Court on December 8.

The five-man panel had in a unanimous judgement declared Adenomo as the authentic winner of the April 11, 2015, legislative poll, having emerged as the candidate of of the All Progressives Congress in 2014.

It had also ordered the House to swear him in and the salaries and allowances received by Aghedo, also of the APC, to be returned within 90 days.

At plenary on Monday, the Speaker, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, confirmed that Adenomo had provided copies of his declaration of assets and liabilities.

“It is constitutional for every public office holder to declare their assets before taking oath of allegiance.

“The House is in receipt of the supreme Court judgement to the effect that Mr. Godwin Adenomo be sworn in as a lawmaker representing Ovia South-West,” Adjoto added.

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