Reps order shut down of Edo assembly over crisis

July 19th, 2019

By Gift Chapi Odekina

The House of representatives on Wednesday called on the inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and the director general, department of state service to shut down the Edo state house of assembly and provide adequate security to allay further fears of intimidation and threat as alleged by members elect.

The green chamber also called on the governor, Godwin Obaseki to as a matter of peaceful coexistence of the state,issue a fresh proclamation within one week in line with section 105(3) of the constitution stating the date,time and venue and publish in any national daily and television station.

The house also decleared all actions taken by the 7th ad assembly members null and void pending proper inauguration.

The resolutions which were contained in a report submitted by the house ad-hoc commitee investigating the Edo state assembly crisis was adopted by committee of whole during plenary in Abuja.

Submiting the report, the chairman of the ad-hoc commitee, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas

The report also recommended that if all recommendations fails to be adheared to , the National Assembly should take over the activities of the state assembly until the situation is normalized.

Speaking against the report, Nkem Abonta, said that there was no need for a fresh proclamation by the governor and that the other members who were not part of the inauguration that took place should be inaugurated .

At this point, he was rulled out of order by the deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase who presided over the plenary.

Another member, Nnamobi Uche also spoke against the report but was over ruled by the Deputy Speaker.

Recall that last week Tuesday some Federal lawmakers from Edo State prayed the house to intervene in the crisis rocking Edo State House Assembly.

A 13 member ad hoc committee was however set up to wade into the matter and submit its recommendation within one week.

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