Edo lawmakers to Buhari: Save us from Obaseki

Edo lawmakers to Buhari: Save us from Obaseki

- Fourteen members-elect of the Edo state House of Assembly are not happy that they are yet to be inaugurated

- The lawmakers-elect are asking President Buhari to intervene in the political crisis in the state

- The aggrieved lawmakers-elect say they have been pushed by Governor Obaseki to react

About 14 elected members of the Edo House of Assembly who are yet to be sworn in have sent an appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari for intervention and to call the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, to order.

The lawmakers say they are not happy with the political crisis rocking the Assembly in the state.

Channels Television reports that the members are yet to be sworn-in to office despite winning the election.

A leader of the aggrieved lawmakers and member supposed to represent Uhunmwode constituency, Washington Osifo, told journalists that it had become urgent for the president to intervene.

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They accused the governor of pushing them to the proverbial wall and accused him of being a danger to democracy. To them, an intervention by Buhari will save the situation in the state.

Osifo accused Obaseki of carrying out activities that are against the principles of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by inaugurating 10 of the lawmakers.

While demanding that the governor be sanctioned, the lawmakers-elect urged well-meaning Nigerians and civil society organisations to force the governor to do the right thing.

Legit.ng earlier reported that a court recently restrained the National Assembly from taking over the Edo legislature.

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The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed this in Abuja during a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and the progressive governors' forum.

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