- The 12 remaining members-elect of the Edo state assembly have been urged to put themselves forward to be sworn in as members of the 7th House of Assembly.
- The appeal was made by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Akoko-Edo, Segun Ajayi
- Ajayi says the members-elect are denying their constituents the opportunity of being well represented on the floor of the house
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akoko-Edo, Edo state, Segun Ajayi, has urged the 12 remaining members-elect of the state assembly to do the needful as a matter of urgency and put themselves forward to be sworn in as members of the 7th House of Assembly.
The appeal was made in a statement by the chieftain, who said the members-elect should emulate their counterparts in Bauchi state, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that Ajayi said: "I implore you all to emulate your counterparts in Bauchi State, who shared similar view and circumstances upon the proclamation of the House by their governor, Alhaji Bala Mohammed like you, and have since made themselves available for inauguration in the interest of peace, development and general well-being of the state.
“The quarrel and infighting amongst you against our amiable governor, Godwin Obaseki, is very unnecessary and uncalled for in the first instance."
He noted that the members-elect were all voted to represent your people by making laws that will impact their lives and not to go there to fight over the seat of the speakership or other principal offices.
Ajayi said: “As it stands, your constituents are being denied a voice and representation in the Assembly because of your decisions to deny them the opportunity of being well represented on the floor of the House.
“You must all excuse yourselves from all undue influences that suggest fighting the interest of our dear Governor Obaseki, whose track record since assumption of office have been progressive and people-oriented.
“I urge you all 12 members-elect to do the needful as a matter of urgency and put yourselves forward to be sworn in as members of the 7th House of Assembly.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja asked parties to a suit challenging the alleged plans by the National Assembly to interfere in the affairs of the Edo state House of Assembly not to take any further actions.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo who sat as the court’s vacation judge asked all parties to maintain status-quo and adjourned the hearing until August 22.
The judge said the order was intended to prevent the parties “from foisting on the court a fait accompli".
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