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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been urged to commence the process of recalling Vincent Uwadia as the elected member representing Ovia North East Constituency 2 at the State House of Assembly.

The call was made by the Edo State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Uwadia is among the 13 members-elect who are yet to be inaugurated following the crisis rocking the party and the assembly over their inauguration on June 17.

In a resolution signed on Thursday by the chairman, Okada East ward 2, Jester Edoseghe and 25 other executive members of the APC, it was revealed that Uwadia ignored the right to fair hearing when he was invited for a general meeting on October 13.

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“Whereas during the said meeting the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Monday Osaigbovo was mandated to call Vincent Uwadia on phone to remind him of the meeting, but he refused to honour the invitation.

“Uwadia’s refusal is an expression of intolerance that contradicts the values that define the people of Ovia North East Local Government and Okada East in particular,” he said.

Edoseghe also added that the call was in line with the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, as amended, saying that the constituents want to ensure adequate representation for all seven wards in the constituency.

The party leaders leaders also suspend indefinitely, the embattled member-elect for “flouting party rules, decisions, engaging in dishonest practices and absent from meetings to which he was invited without reasonable cause.”

Uwadia and some members-elect had stayed away from sitting since inauguration of the new assembly members on June 17 over alleged procedural breach.

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