👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The member representing Esan Central in Edo state, who was sworn in by some factional and unrecognised lawmakers as speaker of the state assembly, has been invited by the Department of State Services, DSS.
Victor Edoror, was announced the speaker following an impeachment of Frank Okoye and Roland Asoro, done at a location outside of the Edo State House of Assembly as against the laws.
The mace of authority was also illegally taken out of the house.
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According to sources, the lawmaker representing Esan Central may face criminal charges.
The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki is at loggerheads with his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole – who also served as the chairman of the ruling party until he was suspended.
Comrade Oshiomhole before his suspension had vowed to prevent the Governor’s second term bid, and refused to give him the ticket to the party for the September 19 election.
The former Edo governor, who was indicted by a panel investigating procurement in the state has instead thrown his weight behind a former opposition candidate, who he accused of pouring acid on the private part of a student.
Consequently, Governor Obaseki left the APC to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he and his deputy, Frank Shuaibu have been elected by delegates to become its candidate.
The removal of Mr Okoye and swearing in of Mr Edoror by 12 members who were not been sworn in by the Assembly Clerk, is said to be Comrade Oshiomhole’s effort to impeach the Governor.
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Governorn Obaseki, this paper understand remains unmoved and says he will do all that is within his “constitutional powers to protect the sovereignty of the house and the state.”