- Obaseki has been absolved of complicity over Edo Assembly crises
- According to the speaker of Edo House of Assembly, the governor did everything possible to prevent the crisis
- Earlier, former Secretary to the state government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has accused Obaseli government of causing the crises
The speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, on Wednesday, January 29, debunked the allegation that Gov. Godwin Obaseki induced the crisis rocking the state house of assembly.
Okiye in a news conference held in Benin was reacting to a claim by the former Secretary to the state government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that the governor ‘s mishandling of the assembly proclamation caused the crisis in APC.
Okiye said that the governor did everything possible to prevent the crisis that was forced on the party by some political gladiators.
“For the record, the debilitating controversy that has engulfed the polity and the state APC actually predated the proclamation by the governor for the inauguration of the seventh assembly.
“If not, our brothers who are today victims of power control quest would not have waited for an alternative proclamation after the office that is constitutionally saddled has done so.
According to him, if we as politicians must fight in any way we must never do so to the disadvantage of our state.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that a venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was set ablaze by suspected thugs.
The rally was organised o receive some politicians who defected from other parties into the APC.
The Nation reports that two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies, and the stage were burnt.
The suspected thugs reportedly carried out the act at about 2 am on Saturday, January 25. According to sources, shots were fired before the place was set ablaze.
The rally was scheduled to hold at a field owned by a private individual.
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