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The Okada East local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State has reportedly suspended a State Assembly lawmaker, Vincent Uwadiae.

Naija News understands Uwadiae was suspended from the party for his continued absence from sittings at the Edo State House of Assembly.

Uwadiae represents Ovia North East Constituency II in the Edo State House of Assembly.

The lawmaker’s suspension was contained in a letter addressed to the State Chairman of the APC, Barr. Anselm Ojezua and signed by Chairman of APC in Ovia North East, Chief Etinosa Ighodaro and other party executives.

He is reported to be among the 14 lawmakers-elect that refused to present themselves for inauguration and have chosen to remain in Abuja.

It will be recalled that the steps taken by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on the inauguration of the state assembly has continued to generate reactions with some lawmakers rejecting the Governor’s action and calling for a fresh inauguration of the state assembly.

According to the letter, “We reject the continued absence of Mr. Vincent Uwadiae from the Edo State House of Assembly.

“The refusal of Mr. Vincent Uwadiae to attend the meeting of October 15 to appeal to him and direct him to resume sitting is an expression of intolerance that are contrary to the values that define Ovia people.

The letter, which accused Mr. Uwadiae of making his constituent lose adequate representation in the state assembly also called on INEC to commence his recall as a lawmaker.

“We call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the process of recall of Mr. Uwadiae as elected members representing Ovia North East.

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