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 according to the sponsors of the motion, to enable the proper inauguration of the Edo state assembly, Channels TV reports.
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The motion was brought by Julius Ihonvbere, Peters Akpatason and Johnson Oghuma during plenary by the House of Representatives.
Legit.ng had reported that some APC lawmakers from Edo had asked the National Assembly to intervene over the inauguration of the state assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The lawmakers who are no fewer than 14 are demanding proper inauguration of the state assembly by the governor.
The inauguration of the state's 7th Assembly, where Hon Frank Okiye (Esan north east 1) was elected speaker while Hon. Yekini Idiaye of Akoko Edo constituency 11 was elected deputy speaker has been causing controversy.
Government officials, on their various social media platforms, said the assembly was inaugurated at 3pm on Monday, June 17 while opponents claimed it was done at 12 midnight.
Some members-elect of Edo state House of Assembly denied receiving invitation to the inauguration.
The spokesman for the 16 lawmakers-elect, Washington Osifo, told newsmen in Benin that they would have attended the inauguration if they were invited.
Some gladiators in the crisis have continued to remain loyal to their principals, Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor who is now national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Obaseki reportedly sacked eight commissioners in the state executive council, among whom was the nephew of Oshiomhole.
Also, he appointed immediate past speaker of the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, as special adviser.
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Other people who were also sacked were: commissioner for youths and special duties, Mika Amanokha, who is also Oshiomhole’s nephew; commissioner for energy and water resources, Joseph Ugheoke; commissioner for women affairs and social development, Magdalene Ohenhen and commissioner for infrastructure Osahon Amiolemen.
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