- Some APC lawmakers in Edo state have called for the impeachment of Governor Godwin Obaseki
- The lawmakers said they no longer have confidence in the governor as he has disturbed legislative activities
- The governor was accused by the lawmakers of acts of bribery, intimidation and insubordination towards the party
Members of the Edo state House of Assembly under the aegis of All Progressive Congress (APC) have called for the immediate impeachment of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki.
It should be noted that the call for the governor’s impeachment is coming after Obaseki prevented the swearing-in of elected members of the state House of Assembly, Vanguard reports.
The group through a statement by Edoror Sabor, Saed Oshiomhole, Ojiezele Sunday, Vincent Uwadiaw, Osifo Washington, Sunday Aghedo came to the conclusion that the House has no more confidence in the governor.
They said: “The impeachment is based on the following ground, which includes, sabotaging the activities of the legislative by actively preventing the legal swearing in of elected members of the State house of assembly.
“Masterminding an attack on elected members of the House of Assembly. Masterminding the unlawful swearing in of select members of the state Assembly to further his personal agenda without the knowledge of the grand majority of the members-elect.
“Acts of intimidation, bribery and high handedness. Gross insubordination towards the APC, her chairman and the very ideals that make up this great party.
“Lack of transparency in the awarding of government contracts, mismanagement of state funds,” the group said.
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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. Some members-elect of state House of Assembly denied receiving invitation to the inauguration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a a member of the Edo state House of Assembly, Eric Okakah, alleged that he was offered a bribe of N5 million to participate in the controversial inauguration of the House.
According to him, he rejected the offer which was given to him in a ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag at the government house, Benin City.
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