Edo speaker warns House of Reps against meddling in state's affairs

Edo speaker warns House of Reps against meddling in state's affairs

- Frank Okiye, speaker of the Edo Assembly, warns the House of Representatives not to be involved in petty politics

- Okiye notes that the issue which the House of Representatives plan to investigate is already in the court

- The speaker urges the federal lawmakers to be guided in the investigation of the state legislature

Speaker Frank Okiye of the Edo Assembly has warned the House of Representatives to stay away from the state’s activities and not be allowed to get involved in petty politics.

The Nation reports that Okiye said the Edo House of Assembly was duly inaugurated on June 17, 2019, adding that there was already a court order stopping National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and all other defendants listed from obstructing the duties of members of the Assembly.

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The speaker said though the plan by the federal lawmakers to investigate the issue is welcome, the House of Representatives must abstain from being used.

“May I state 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 with suit number FHC/B/CS/70/2019, FHC/B/M/285/2019, ordering the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Inspector General of Police, the commissioner of police in Edo state, Mallam 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,” the speaker said.

The speaker said he was confident that the investigators would not find anything contrary to the provisions of the constitution relating to its inauguration.

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“We humbly advise them to be guided and not get involved in petty politics to fan the ego of an aspiring godfather,” he said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the government of Edo state recently revealed that it would probe contracts awarded by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole for construction of structures and supply of equipment to the Benin Central Hospital.

The probe was confirmed by Cruise Osage, Special Adviser to Edo governor on Media and Communication Strategy in a statement he issued on Sunday, July 7, in Benin.

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