Obaseki issues proclamation for inauguration of 8th Edo Assembly


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has officially issued the instrument of proclamation for the inauguration of the 8th Edo State House of Assembly.

The first session of the assembly is scheduled to take place on June 16, 2023.

In a letter dated June 14, 2023, and addressed to the Clerk of Edo State House of Assembly, the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said: “I write at the instance of His Excellency, the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and to forward herewith a proclamation under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 for necessary action by the House of Assembly.”

The notice by the Governor to the Assembly reads thus: “Whereas, it is provided in Sub-section (3) of Section 105 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 that the person elected as Governor shall have the power to issue a Proclamation for the holding of the First Session of the State Assembly immediately after swearing-in:

“Now therefore, I Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, Governor, Edo State in the exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Sub-section (3) of Section 105 aforesaid, and all other powers enabling me on that behalf, hereby proclaim that the First Session of the Eight Assembly of the Edo State House of Assembly shall hold at the Edo State House of Assembly on Friday, the 16th day of June 2023 in the House of Assembly, Benin City.

“Given under my hand and the Public Seal of Edo State, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at Benin City, this 14th Day of June 2023.”