- Obaseki must not arrest Oshiomhole, a court has ruled
- The Edo state government is probing Oshiomhole's administration
- As a result, Oshiomhole has approached the court to restrain the government from acting against him
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Adams Oshimhole cannot be arrested over the fraud allegations leveled against him by the Edo state government.
This is according Justice Ahmed Mohammed who made the ruling on Wednesday, June 17.
The justice said the orders of the court made on June 1st still subsist pending the resolution of the issue of jurisdiction.”
In the suit, Oshiomhole is challenging among others, the state government’s probe of his administration’s handling of some projects in the state, The Nation reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Adams Oshiomhole has broken silence on the defection of his successor Governor Godwin Obaseki from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Legit.ng recalls that the embattled governor took a bow out of the ruling party like a feisty warrior on Tuesday, June 16, after collapsed attempts to make the warring parties in Edo APC bury their grievances.
Describing the ruling party as "a predatory group of godfathers," Obaseki vowed not to allow the interest of some "political thugs" to submerge his re-election bid.
The governor may announce his new political home, with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) likely to be his destination alongside his deputy, Philip Shaibu, who also took the path of his master.
Reacting to Obaseki's resignation, Oshiomhole described the development as “good riddance to bad rubbish."
The APC chairman also vowed that the ruling party will go to court due to the discrepancies in Obaseki's certificate should PDP field in the governor as its flagbearer in the forthcoming election.
“Fortunate enough, it was the PDP that exposed him in 2016. PDP filed a case at the Federal High Court amplifying every forgery segments in his certificate. APC just managed to escape that because PDP filed out of time and the case was struck out.
“Now, the case has life, so, when they field him, we will be at the court to adopt what PDP filed before the court against him with additional evidence we now have against him. So, we can’t wait to have PDP field him as their candidate," Oshiomhole said.
The former governor has been at warpath with his successor over what many analysts term as fall of interest.
APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo guber primaries | Legit TV