Politics Edo Crisis Latest: How Suspended Lawmakers Stole A Mace To Legitimise Their Sitting – Details!



The Edo State House of Assembly is still under crisis as the leadership has accused the four suspended members and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “collaborators” of coming into the chamber with a “stolen mace,” to legitimise their Wednesday sitting. Chairman of House Committee on Information, Youths and Sports, Kabiru Adjoto, alleged yesterday that the members sneaked into the building as early as 6a.m on with the support of strange policemen.

Adjoto, who was addressing newsmen at the Assembly Complex, called on the police authorities to investigate their men, who he claimed were about 20 in number armed with guns and tear gas. The factional speaker of the nine other members, Festus Ebea, has described the allegation as “fallacy,” adding that he was not ready to speak on that, though he insisted that a mace is just an object that belongs to the Assembly and not anybody’s property.

However, Adjoto commended the Commissioner of Police, Folusho Adebanjo, whose timely intervention, he said, prevented a bloody clash that would have ensued in the chamber when Ebea’s team wanted to seat. According to him, “the suspended lawmakers broke into the chamber of the House of Assembly as early as 6a.m, aided by policemen who we don’t know where they are from. The 15 lawmakers came to stop them.

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