A group, the Ovia Progressive
Forum yesterday in Benin City,
Edo state protested a photograph
taken at a recent social event by a
politician, Mr. Godwin Adenomo
with the Chief Justice of the
Federation, CJ, Justice Walter
The group’s coordinator, Chief
Ben Ighodaro, in a statement
made available to Nigerian
Pilot said members of the Ovia
Southwest constituency of the
Edo state house of Assembly
are worried by the photograph
because of claims by the politician
that the photograph attests to his
close personal relationship with
The statement added that
Adenomo has boasted that since
it is the CJ that will appoint the
Judges to hear the appeal filed by
his opponent over the disputed
constituency seat of the Edo state
house of Assembly, he has no
cause to worry,
“We took Adenomo’s boast as
mere talk (but) today, pictures
surfaced”, and “We don’t know
how to fee about this” as “We feel
intimidated that parties in a suit
before the Supreme Court appear
too close to the CJ for comfort”.
In addition he said, “We are
afraid justice may not be served in
this situation”, counseling the CJ
to be wary of Nigerian especially
politicians who would like to drop
his name at the least opportunity
after taking photographs with
him at public events.
It will be recalled that the
Independent National Electoral
Commission recently issued
certificate of return to Mr Godwin
Ogbemudia Adenomo as the
duly elected member representing
Ovia South West Constituency,
Edo State House of Assembly.
The Court of Appeal in its
judgment sacked the member
representing the constituency,
Hon Sunday Aghedo and consequently ordered the
immediate swearing in of
Mr Godwin Adenomo as the
rightful elected member
Adenomo had dragged All
Progressives Congress(APC)
including the Party Primary
Election Committee to court
over alleged imposition of the
embattled lawmaker in 2014.
However, Aghedo has since
appealed the ruling of the
court of appeal to the Supreme
Court including asking the
court for a stay of execution
of the judgment by the lower
court, before the controversial
photograph appareled on
social media