Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday stated that he would not issue fresh proclamation letter for the inauguration of the 7th Edo State House of Assembly.
He made this known while reacting to a report that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed him to issue a fresh proclamation.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki stated that the Nigerian Constitution 1999 as amended, mandated state governors to issue proclamation only once for the inauguration of their Houses of Assembly and he has dutifully performed the function.
The statement reads: “We wish to state categorically that the story is false as there is no Presidential directive to the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation.
“President Muhammadu Buhari that we know is a law-abiding leader who will not issue directives that contradict the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution.
“The publication is one of the many efforts by agents and hirelings sponsored by entrenched interests in the state whose stranglehold on the state’s resources has been displaced by the people-centric governance model of the Obaseki-led administration.
“We urge the public and all concerned to disregard the publication.”