*Press Release*

The attention of Edo Continuity Network (ECN) has been drawn to a letter being circulated by Edo State Government agents as a purported Proclamation Letter for the Inauguration of the 8th Edo Assembly.

While we understand that Governor Obaseki is mandated by law as explicitly done in Section 105, subsection 3 of the Nigerian 1999 constitution as amended, we must however state that we are greatly concerned by the deliberate act of Governor Godwin Obaseki to gullibly omit the time for the inauguration.

We would not have bothered since there appeared to be a date and venue in the purported Proclamation Letter, but taking into serious considerations the events sounrounding the nocturnal inauguration of a negligible number of Members -Elect for the 7th Assembly of the Edo State House of Assembly, which has continued to plague Edo State and it’s governance, we must alert the general public and call for total vigilance.

Again, we must state that we are not in doubt whether there is a sinister move to replay the highly condemnable and infamous nocturnal inauguration of the outgoing inglorious and highly unimpressive Assembly, but we wish to warn sternly without any iota of fear, that those behind the plans should have a rethink and allow due process and absolute legality to obtain in the forthcoming Assembly, beginning from its inauguration.

Consequently, we call on Governor Godwin Obaseki to recall the purported Proclamation Letter in circulation and correctly edit and insert the Time as appropriate and necessary. In the alternative, Mr Governor should release a public Statement in both the Print and the electronic media in the state, Stating the facts of the proclamation, including the Date, Time and Venue of the Inauguration.

Finally, we call on all well-meaning citizens of our dear State to be very vigilant and at alert to forestall any attempt by Governor Godwin Obaseki and his cohorts to put Edo in another state of public ridicule in the nation through an unacceptable and illegal inauguration of the forthcoming 8th Assembly in Edo State.

*Hon Zibiri Mohammed*
*Director of Publicity*
14th June, 2023

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