Edo Assembly Crisis Deepens As Members Cry Out For PMB’s Mediation

Fourteen yet-to-be-sworn-in members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly have requested an urgent mediation of the president into the crisis currently rocking the Assembly.

These members have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil his promise of resolving the legislative gridlock in the state.

According to a member of the Assembly representing Uhunmwode State Constituency, Mr Washington Osifo, the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has crossed what they termed ‘the red line’.

He also claimed that the governor was a threat to democracy, while the urgent need for President Buhari to intervene would avert a breakdown of law and order in the state.

Osifo faulted the inauguration of 10 out of the 24 members of the House by the governor.

He accused Governor Obaseki of working against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the symbol of democracy represented by the legislature, adding that he must not be allowed to continue without being sanctioned.

The lawmaker-elect, therefore, called on well-meaning individuals and groups among others to prevail on the governor to issue a proclamation letter that would usher in the seventh State Assembly.

He said, “The people of the world, the authorities of this country, and those who have sworn to defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should see the need to speak to the conscience of the governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, to immediately release a proclamation letter which will kick start, of course, the inauguration of the seventh Assembly.”

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