Edo: Aggrieved Lawmakers vow not to abandon call for fresh inauguration

The 14 aggrieved lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly have stated that they will not abandon their resolve not to commence duties except if Governor Godwin Obaseki heeds their call for proper inauguration.

This comes after a member representing Ovia North East II, Vincent Uwadiae, was suspended by his Okada East ward of the APC.

The lawmakers accused the governor of coercing the clerk of the assembly, Audu Omogbai, to elect principal officers and inaugurating the assembly in night of June 17 with nine of the elected 24 assembly members made up of the APC.

Recall that the National Assembly after considering reports of their mediation committees had also ordered the governor to issue a fresh proclamation. But the governor has yet to do so more than three months after.

Reacting to the suspension, the spokesperson for the Integrity Group, Washington Osifo, said the suspension would not break their resolve to pursue justice and preserve the rule of law.

He said, “We will continue to speak the truth and won’t follow anyone sheepishly. Good conscience is what is binding us. No matter what they do it will not break our resolve.

“The more they fight us, the stronger we are. We are on the side of the people and justice, we will prevail.”

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