Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have the Attorney General of federation over the recent invasion of the Edo state House of Assembly.
Describing the invasion as unlawful, the governors said the action was meant to give cover to the illegal and unconstitutional acts allegedly hatched by some “former members-elect” of the Assembly.
The governors, in a statement issued on Friday under the aegis of the PDP Governors Forum, also condemned the swearing-in of some members-elect and the subsequent election of new presiding officers in a private residence without the legitimate Assembly officials as required by law.
The statement, signed by the Director-General of the Forum, Cyril Maduabum, said the action was the height of political brigandage and desperation.
“Why are the perpetrators of this illegal and unlawful activity afraid of facing the electorate in a free and fair election?. Why are they afraid of the giant strides and impressive performance of His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki?”, the Forum queried.
The governors warned that any attempt to effect an unconstitutional take over of either legislative or executive power in Edo State will lead to unpleasant consequences far beyond the shores of Edo State.