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14 Edo lawmakers loyal to Oshiomhole beg NASS to takeover state Assembly



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An end may not be near yet for the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, dominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is especially as 14 members of the state lawmakers, said to be loyal to the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly to pray the federal lawmakers to take over the running of Edo Assembly pending when a proper inauguration is done.

Edo Assembly has been in crisis since June after the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, was accused of conducting a kangaroo inauguration of the Assembly, which had only nine out of the 24 members-elect present.

Following Tuesday’s development, House of Reps members from the state led by Comrade Peter Akpatason and Professor Julius Ihonvbere, are expected to move a motion communicating the demand of the 14 Edo Assembly lawmakers to the National Assembly, which is for the federal lawmakers to take over the running of Edo Assembly until a proper inauguration is done.

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It would be recalled that Edo State Council of Chiefs led by the Oba of Benin recently took the matter to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

They had at the meeting with Buhari asked him to intervene in the rift between the state’s former governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and his successor, Obaseki. The rift has been blamed for the crisis rocking the state Assembly.


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