Edo House of Assembly: Reps to set up committee to probe crisis


House of Representatives, has resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate a crisis over the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly.

TV360 Nigeria had on Tuesday reported that Julius Ihonvbere, Peter Akpatason and Johnson Oghuma moved a motion for the House of Representatives to take assume the functions of the Edo House of assembly, but the house has declined the request.

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, condemned moves by the House of Representatives to dabble into the affairs of the Edo State House of Assembly, insisting that the Edo House of Assembly was duly inaugurated on June 17, 2019.

He said; “May I remind the leadership of the House of Representatives that apart from the fact that the Edo Assembly complied with the Nigerian constitution in the inauguration of the House, there also exists a court order, ordering the National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress, APC, Inspector-General of Police, IGP, the Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Lanre Issa-Onilu, all defendants, their servants and agents, not to interfere, disrupt or obstruct the constitutional duties of members of the Edo House of Assembly.”

Ruling on the matter, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, agreed to adhere to the constitution of the committee.

He charged a yet-to-be constituted committee to appropriately investigate the matter and reconcile the aggrieved parties.

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