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Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by bolaayenimo: 7:38pm On Aug 07, 2020
Edo Assembly Crisis: Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences - Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed Governor Godwin Obaseki for the latest crisis in the Edo state House of Assembly.

In a statement on Friday, Tinubu said under recent developments in Edo under Governor Obaseki has reminded us of the worst of the happenings under the military era in Nigeria.

The full statement reads " The recent actions of the Governor of Edo State represent the gravest possible assault on constitutional democracy and the rule of law and escalation of violence and tension in the state he purports to govern. Not satisfied with making a mockery of our constitution by blocking the timely inauguration of two-thirds of the elected members of the Edo State House of Assembly, Governor Obaseki has now resorted to the strong-arm tactics of dictators. 
 
"First, he sponsors hoodlums to deface, indeed destroy, parts of the House of Assembly Building in Benin, feigning the building is undergoing renovation. Then, he imports sand and gravels to prevent access to the assembly complex. In effect, the man has spent state funds to thwart the very apparatus of the state government he was sworn to uphold. He has squandered public money to defeat the very will of the public. This is tragic beyond words".
 
As a pretext for his refusal to allow the Edo House of Assembly to function, Governor Obaseki’s actions are perverse. This is a cowardly act and a move to thwart representative democracy in Edo. No renovation has been planned for the state house building. No appropriation was made in the state’s budget. The only reason any renovation could be deemed necessary is the destruction wrought by his own goons.
 
Governor Obaseki’s governance of Edo State recalls the worst excesses of our military past and represents a direct threat to the democratic order. By his refusal to permit duly elected members of the Edo State House of Assembly to perform their constitutional duties, Governor Obaseki betrayed contempt for the people of his state and, unfortunately, his ignorance of Nigeria’s constitutional order. As a Governor he ought to know better than to obstruct the functioning of his own legislature, but perhaps he is in need of a quick lesson.
 
The legislative function is, perhaps, the most foundational obligation of any government. In the UK, the Parliament was famously said to be “that supreme and absolute power, which gives life and motion to the English government”. In most democratic systems, the legislature is the arm of government containing within itself the people’s representatives in government. As such, the legislative arm is critical. It is an important symbol of democratic governance. The voice, will and desires of the people are reposed in their elected representatives sent to the legislature to express and distil their amorphous will into the laws and codes by which the society has agreed to live. 
 
In the context of a constitutional democracy such as ours, the legislature’s authority stems, in effect, from the recognition that it is the authentic mouthpiece of the people, entrusted with the responsibility of representing their collective will and the power to interpret and mould it into the laws of the land. It is, in short, not to be toyed with as a plaything of an errant and ill-disciplined governor. Undermine the legislature and you imperil democracy and allow governance to descend into anarchy. 
 
Indeed, it is no coincidence that of the three arms of government, the powers of the legislature are enumerated first, in our Constitution. The legislature is the authority imbued with the power to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of the federation and states. Indeed, the Constitution makes clear that a Governor’s role primarily extends to the maintenance and implementation of the laws set down for him by his state’s legislature. 
 
In placing himself above the legislature, deciding who gets in and who is shut out, Governor Obaseki not only places himself above the our nation’s constitutional order, he places himself above the people of Edo State whose representatives he so brazenly tramples upon. One can only wonder, given the desperation with which he has acted and his belligerent refusal to honour the free choice of the people of his own state, what mortal offence the majority members he has shut out have committed to warrant such treatment. 
 
Although Governor Obaseki’s conduct in the past year is undoubtedly impeachable, these legislators have made no threat to impeach the Governor. Their only desire is to peacefully perform the duties asked of them by theconstituents who elected them. What, then, is their offence? By all appearances, the Governor is punishing these legislators for their loyalty to a party that is no longer his own. If every governor behaves as he, obstructing the performance of any legislator who does not pledge to him their undying fealty, the entire edifice of democratic governance in Nigeria would grind to a complete halt.
 
In his campaign for re-election, Governor Obaseki promises to represent and defend the interests of all the people of his state. Yet, so blinded is he by his personal ambition, he sees no irony in the fact that his actions have denied two-thirds of the people of his state their right to representation in the state’s only legislative chamber. 
 
Governor Obaseki must think the people of his state to be as foolhardy and ignorant as he, for even as he courts their votes, he continues to make a mockery of the institution of democracy in his own House of Assembly. If Governor Obaseki believes the people are not aware of this inherent irony, he will undoubtedly learn the cost of this grave miscalculation in the fullness of time.
 
The rule of law and preservation of democracy is too important to sacrifice at the altar of any one man’s ambition. Governor Obaseki’s woeful leadership of Edo State willhopefully be brought to an end soon by the very people whose rights he has so carelessly trampled upon. One can only hope that the damage he is doing to the most important of the state’s democratic institutions can just as easily be repaired.
 https://www.independent.ng/edo-assembly-crisis-obaseki-has-committed-impeachable-offences-tinubu/

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by conductor266: 7:41pm On Aug 07, 2020
Thief-nubu must have thought this is somewhere in Oshodi or Obomoso where he will open his decayed teeth and his brainless slaves will be drinking the stenchy mouth odor coming out with his brown saliva cheesy

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by NgeneUkwenu(f): 7:41pm On Aug 07, 2020
Buhari:

Tinubu:

Attorney General Of Federation:

Ganduje:

Oshiomole:

Ize IYAMU:

The Police

The Army

Vs

Obaseki

IPOB Miscreants:

Obaseki Is Gone......


May God Bless My Godfather, Asiwaju Ndigbo N'ile - Bola Ahmed Tinubu....

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Hoelujohn: 7:42pm On Aug 07, 2020
Me no like Tinubu so I won't comment

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by ERockson: 7:44pm On Aug 07, 2020
Rubbish !!! Why won't Tibubu supports tyranny and godfatherism when he himself is the father of evil fathers of godfatherism

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Racoon(m): 7:45pm On Aug 07, 2020
Guess Oshiomole didnt commit the same impeachable offense during his own time when he did exactly the same things that is replaying out now?

Tinubu is not talking about all the senseless bloodshed killings & illegalities including the abuse of the rule under Bubu that he is allegedly hoping to succeed.The problem with our politics is, it's only right whenever it suit our political interests.

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by OneDollarSalary(m): 7:45pm On Aug 07, 2020
shocked

Even Tinubu, a drug dealer is talking. Wonder shall never end.

Tinubu is a drug dealing vagabond.

Kiss the truth.

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Hofbrauhaus(m): 7:46pm On Aug 07, 2020
King of zombies aka zombie-in-chief. In saner climes will this idiot be allowed to talk about democracy? Does this dolt have any reason to insult obaseki? Criminals.

This theif and OSHIOMOLE has stealing in common.

Obaseki has refused to sell Edo state and hand the money over to yellow teethed dirty imps, obaseki has refused to follow the path of destroying Edo people, that's why you devils are angry....dolts!

We are on ground to see how you charlatans intend to rig the election. We would fight fire for fire.
________________________________________________

Buhari:

Tinubu:

Attorney General Of Federation:

Ganduje:

Oshiomole:

Ize IYAMU:

The Police

The Army

VS

The People of Edo state.

Power must return to the people.
Enough is enough.

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Karlifate: 7:47pm On Aug 07, 2020
The fight is getting messier daily.
Cc: lakesidepapa

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by ThatFairGuy: 7:48pm On Aug 07, 2020
Don't interfere Leader of all leaders. Don't let those Dog catch am insult you

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by SmartProf(m): 7:49pm On Aug 07, 2020
Go and remove him na...u think you are dealing with Ambode whose political destiny u controlled from your toilet, and he looked on to mop your poo.

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by shadeze: 7:49pm On Aug 07, 2020
This brown teeth, gworo chewing thief should face Lagos State and leave Edo matters for Edo people

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Elsadam(m): 7:50pm On Aug 07, 2020
My mentor

May you live long!!

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Vinstel: 7:51pm On Aug 07, 2020
Tinubu sharrap there! Edo no be Lagos

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Nobody: 7:52pm On Aug 07, 2020
Obaseki indeed committed impeachable offence . How will you shut out 17 members

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Elsadam(m): 7:53pm On Aug 07, 2020
shadeze:
This brown teeth, gworo chewing thief should face Lagos State and leave Edo matters for Edo people

I suggest you stfu

Where are your manners

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Elsadam(m): 7:54pm On Aug 07, 2020
Hofbrauhaus:
King of zombies aka zombie-in-chief. In saner climes will this idiot be allowed to talk about democracy? Does this dolt have any reason to insult obaseki? Criminals.

This theif and OSHIOMOLE has stealing in common.

Obaseki has refused to sell Edo state and hand the money over to yellow teethed dirty imps, obaseki has refused to follow the path of destroying Edo people, that's why you devils are angry....dolts!

We are on ground to see how you charlatans intend to rig the election. We would fight fire for fire;

Bro abeg how much them dey pay una

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Slawormir: 7:54pm On Aug 07, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr

Tinubu should shut the fuckkk up

Obaseki is gonna fuckkk oshiomhole and APC up anyday anytime twice on election Day

Obaseki is a real niggarrr... torwagba 4+4=8


And ambode is a Pussy asss niggarrr

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Dpharisee: 7:54pm On Aug 07, 2020
Cry me a River, people are being massacred in Southern Kaduna and you have not said a word.
Go to Edo with your 2 legs and impeach him yourself

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Zanas: 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
Mr Tinubu you are a thief, you have committed criminal offences and you should be in jail

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Elsadam(m): 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
Last Las

Nigeria Shall be great

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by jericco1(m): 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
If he was still in APC all these things would have been swept under the rug. Fools

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Matheusmartin: 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
...
Nigeria will never move forward with people like Tinubu still alive..

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by FreelanceRebel: 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
Obaseki in trouble... The gods have spoken angrily

for Tinubu to be outspoken on the matter like this, Obaseki should just forget,

They have prepare the alter for his sacrifice, all they need is the people to come and watch his shame

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by paulolee(m): 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
pls this mr so called "jagaban" should jus face the lagos he is incharge of and leave the edo politics alone..
edo people have decided not to follow the lagos way and i think thats a nice way forward..
cant wait for this edo election, wish obaseki victory because i want to see the end of gotfatherism in politics and i pray the wind blows from edo state to Lagos state, dts if lagosians are ready to be free from the shackless of godfatherism..

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by mydadsboy(m): 7:55pm On Aug 07, 2020
Lol Lawmakers that were rigged in by shimOle hence obaseki forestalled their efforts to be sworn in as it was intended to destabilize the peaceful governance of the enlightened people of Edo state grin cheesy.

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Jh0wsef(m): 7:56pm On Aug 07, 2020
Lol
Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by steeltrust: 7:56pm On Aug 07, 2020
see d thief drug Barron de talk

ole bullion van

u tink Edo is Lagos

mad man

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Megatrix: 7:56pm On Aug 07, 2020
This opolo eyed thief wan open branch for Edo? grin grin grin na better thunder go fire you

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by agabusta: 7:56pm On Aug 07, 2020
Apt!

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Re: Edo Assembly Crisis: Tinubu Says Obaseki Has Committed Impeachable Offences by Judolisco(m): 7:56pm On Aug 07, 2020
D Bullion van that entered burdillion came to drop pure water arbi

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