Reps Consider Motion To Take Over Edo Assembly


The House of Representatives is considering a motion urging its members to take over the functions of the Edo House of Assembly in line with the constitution.

This is coming shortly after 14 lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from Edo took their grievances to National Assembly over the inauguration of the state assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Members of the House of Reps say the motion is to enable the proper inauguration of the Edo State Assembly.

Julius Ihonvbere, Peters Akpatason, Johnson Oghuma, presented the motion during plenary by the House of Representatives.

Moving the motion in the House of Reps, Ihonvbere highlighted the issues and prayed the House to, in the light of “Section 11 (4) of the 1999 Constitution take over the affairs of Edo State House of Assembly and ensure the proper inauguration of the House, with the IGP and the Director-General, Department of State Service DSS, providing the necessary security for the 24 members-elect to be sworn-in as expected and required by law.”

The National Assembly is expected to take over the running of Edo assembly until a proper inauguration is done.

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