- Governor Yahaya Bello says he is happy that the crisis in the Edo state House of Assembly has been resolved
- The governor was reacting to the emergence of Victor Edoror and Emmanuel Agbaje as speaker and deputy speaker
- The Kogi state governor expressed hope that their emergence will mark a new era of peace and focus for governance in Edo
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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has felicitated with Victor Edoror and Emmanuel Agbaje the new speaker and deputy speaker respectively of the Edo state House of Assembly following their election on Thursday, August 6.
The governor who spoke through a statement released by Onogwu Mohammed, his chief press secretary, described the emergence of the new principal officers as a welcome development while hoping that it will mark the dawn of a new era of peace and focus for governance in Edo state.
It will be recalled that 17 members of the 24-man Edo assembly elected their new leadership on the said day with a pledge to restore order to the state legislature which had been embroiled in longstanding crises.
Before then, 7 members belonging to the PDP and allegedly backed by Godwin Obaseki had taken over the duties of the assembly and purported to impeach the former deputy speaker for declaring support for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Bello who said his state Kogi is very interested in peace within the neighbouring Edo, noted that since both states share a long boundary line, any breakdown of law and order in the latter was bound to cause security and other troubles for the former.
He, therefore, urged the new speaker and members of the Edo state House of Assembly to swing into action immediately to restore order to the state legislature and find ways to work with other arms of their government in the best interests of Edo people.
On the fast-approaching September 19 Edo state governorship election, the Kogi state governor said Edo was an APC state.
He assured the Edo APC and her candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of a resounding victory by the grace of God and declared that he will always stand shoulder to shoulder with them “till Edo returned to the fold of progressives in the governing party.”
Meanwhile, a renowned prophet and founder of Arugbo Ojo Royal praying mountain located in Odo-Owa Kwara state, Bamigboye Ademola has prophesied that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC will win the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state.
The popular prophet also known as Ogidan Jesu, released the prophecy while speaking to a national newspaper on Monday, August 3.
He said God has revealed to him that the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, will find it difficult to win the election.
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