Court Sacks Edo APC Lawmaker
A member of the Edo State House of Assembly representing Ovia South West, Sunday Aghedo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on Friday, relieved of his position by the Supreme Court.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Dantijo Mohammed, the court declared Mr. Godwin Adenomo also of the APC the winner of the election in Ovia South- West constituency of Edo State House of Assembly held on April 11, 2015.
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of Court of Appeal, Benin Division and held that Mr. Godwin Adenomo won the APC primary election conducted by the party on December 2, 2014.
The Court ordered the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly to swear in Mr. Godwin Adenomo as member of the Assembly representing Ovia South West constituency. The apex court further ordered Aghedo to refund all salaries and allowances he collected from Edo State House of Assembly from May 2015 to date to the State House of Assembly within 90 days.