Activist sues Obaseki over non-appointment of commissioners

A Benin-based human rights activist and philanthropist, Patrick Eholor has dragged Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to court for not appointing commissioners over six months after he was sworn in for a second term as governor of the state.

In the suit marked B/105/05/2021 with Chief Patrick Eholor as the Claimant and The Governor of Edo state and The Edo State Government as 1st and 2nd Defendants, Eholor wants the court to determine whether the governor is constitutionally empowered to continue to run the state without commissioners into the various ministries and other cabinet members.