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Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Reps Wade Into Edo Assembly Crisis




The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to look into the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly.

Naija News recalls that the Edo State Assembly has been in crisis, which led to the swearing-in of only nine out of 24 members-elect.

This has also led to a war of words between the camp of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.

The House of Reps took the decision following a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by three members – Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, Peter Akpatason and Johnson Oghuma.

Ihonvbere berated “the clandestine and nocturnal inauguration of the seventh Edo State House of Assembly on June 17, wherein nine of the 24 members-elect were purportedly sworn in without the knowledge of the other 15 members.

“At the so-called nocturnal inauguration, some of the members were improperly dressed. The lawmakers complained about the illegality against the growing security challenges in Edo State.

“No normal legislative business can take place unless the proper procedure for inaugurating the lawmakers is done as envisaged and guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal of Nigeria, and security provided.”

Following long deliberation and voting on the motion, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, constituted a fact-finding committee headed by Abdulrasak Namdas for the assignment.

The ad hoc committee has one week to report back to the House.