Edo Assembly Crisis: Obaseki lambasts Malami, says he abused the law

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A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Don-Pedro Obaseki, has accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami of abusing the law.

According to him, Malami’s response to the crisis rocking the Edo parliament has revealed him as the most-partisan one.

Obaseki made the comment on Monday during Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

He said: “I will state clearly that Mr. Malami has shown himself as a law officer, as a most-partisan one who decides to speak depending on what part of the (political) party divide he is on. What he has done is a flagrant abuse of the law.”

Obaseki also stated that the newly sworn-in members of the assembly committed a treasonable offense by “forging a mace” used during their inauguration.

He noted that the original mace is with the Speaker of the House, Francis Okiye – who has been impeached by the newly sworn-in 17 APC Lawmakers in Edo backed by Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami.

Obaseki, therefore, called for the arrest of the 17 members of the House for allegedly forging a mace.

He said: “They have gone to forge a mace. When you forge a mace, you are forcefully taking over a part of the government.

“That is treasonable. The original mace still lies with the Speaker, Mr Okiye. The Department of State Service should go and arrest them. They are a threat to the state.”


  1. The APC is a thuggery party. Malami is power drunk and the president is just looking. How can they support illegality? What a failed people? They are the set of people that should die in jail.

  2. Since this is a state and not federal affair, what Obaseki should do is to instruct his state attorney general to order immediate arrest and execution of those he claimed to have committed treason. But the young Obaseki should remember that his brother has committed a grave offence for marginalising 14 constituencies and denying them of being represented. Both Obasekis- the common criminals will dance to palongo music on 21 September.

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