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BREAKING: Reps move to take over Edo Assembly, ask IGP to shut it down

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The National Assembly has threatened to take over the functions of the Edo State House of Assembly should the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and members of the 7th Edo House fail to meet some conditions.

The conditions are:

“The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in the interest of peaceful coexistence of the state,, should issue a fresh Proclamation within one (1) week in line with section 105(3) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, stating the date ,and venue and publish in any national daily and television station.”

Secondly, “all actions taken by the 7th Assembly members should be declared null and void pending proper inauguration.

Thirdly, “that members of the Edo State House of Assembly, both that have been inaugurated and those who have not been inaugurated should dissolve their faction in the interest of peace and stability of the House, with the view of moving the state forward.”

In the meantime, the House of Representatives has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to shut down the Edo State House of Assembly

The request followed the adoption of a report of the House ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the crisis rocking the state assembly.

The lawmakers directed IGP Adamu and the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi to shut down the Edo House of Assembly and provide adequate security to forestall intimidation and threat as alleged by members-elect.

The resolution was reached by the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the Edo Crisis, headed by Abdulrasak Namdas which was adopted during the consideration of the report laid yesterday.

More details will follow…

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