Politics Edo Assembly Crisis: PDP Lawmakers go Gangster,Allegedly Break Down Locks on Assembly Door



Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Edo state house of assembly allegedly broke the locks of the door of the assembly complex under the watchful eyes of over 100 fully armed policemen.

According to PM News, the lawmakers, who allegedly arrived at the assembly as early as 6:30 a.m., defied the early morning shower and held plenary, with the suspended deputy speaker, Festus Ebea, presiding as speaker.

After the siting, the lawmakers addressed journalists on the resolutions reached. According to them, the lawmakers had resolved that the renovation in the Assembly Complex was illegal, adding “it did not go through due process. They also stated that the Speaker, Uyi Igbe, and other principal officers of the House, whom they had suspended, should be prevented from making withdrawals from the Assembly’s account.

The lawmakers also resolved that Governor Adams Oshiomhole should immediately pay the outstanding entitlements of the recalled teachers, just as they instructed the 24 local government council chairmen to forward their receipts of cash disbursements to the House.

They also resolved that all accounts of the Assembly be frozen.

The sitting lasted for 30 minutes, although the lawmakers said they would sit again tomorrow.

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