Senator Opeyemi Bamidele has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of trying to subvert and destroy the Edo State House of Assembly.
The lawmaker, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, said Obaseki is engaging in unlawful acts against the Edo Assembly.
In a statement on Monday, Bamidele said the Edo state governor is desperate to secure a second term in office.
The Ekiti born lawmaker stated that Obaseki’s ambition should not be allowed to desecrate, destroy and totally subvert the legislative institution in Edo State.
He called on all lovers of democracy to speak out against Obaseki “because the legislature is an integral and critical component of democracy anywhere around the world.”
Bamidele implored civil society and other stakeholders to prevail on Obaseki to allow members of the Edo State House of Assembly resume their constitutional duties without further delay.
He insisted that “the continued brazen efforts aimed at debarring the Edo State lawmakers is not only a contempt against the wishes of the good people but also a gross violation of the 1999 Constitution.”
Bamidele warned Obaseki against taking actions that may cause irreparable damage to the democratic institutions.
Source: Naija News