NO SECOND TERM FOR OBASEKI UNLESS HE ISSUES A FRESH PROCLAMATION FOR EDO ASSEMBLY

Sola Shittu, Benin The 11 ward chairmen of the All Progressives Congress in the Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State on Sunday said they would not endorse Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term until he issued a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of elected members of the state House of Assembly. The eleven ward chairmen of the council who spoke through their coordinating ward three chairman, Mr Raymond Osumah,  declared this after their meeting in Owan West. The leaders, who declared their loyalty to the National Chairman…

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EDO GOVERNOR AND DEPUTY DRAGGED BEFORE CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU BY AN EX-AIDE

 Chijioke Jannah  Mr. John Maiyaki, an ex-aide to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has taken the governor and his deputy, Phillip Shuaibu, to the Conduct of Conduct Bureau (CCB). He accused them of misconduct and abuse of office through issuance of a proclamation for the inauguration of the House of Assembly, which excluded some members. Maiyaki also wants CCB to investigate the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osatodion Ogie, for alleged breach of Paragraphs 1 and 9 of part 1 of the 5th schedule to the 1999 Constitution, as…

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COURT STOPS NASS, POLICE DSS FROM TAKING OVER EDO ASSEMBLY

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday ordered the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services and the National Assembly to stay away from the Edo State House of Assembly. The court ordered that the aforementioned institutions should steer clear of the state Assembly pending the determination of the motion on notice instituted by the Deputy Speaker of the state Assembly, Yekini Idiaye, and the member representing Ikpoba-Okha constituency. Defendants in the suit marked FHC/PH/CS/159/2019 were the Clerk of the National Assembly, Senate President, Speaker of House of…

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OBASEKI’S SECOND TERM IS OSHIOMHOLE’S TARGET AND NOT THE STATE ASSEMBLY SAYS EDO SPEAKER

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has said that the current crisis rocking the state legislature was a smokescreen by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to eventually deny the state Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, of a second term. Fielding questions from newsmen on the crisis rocking the state legislature, the speaker said the planned takeover of the state Assembly by the Senate was capable of destabilising Edo State, adding that the Red Chamber should act as agents of peace…

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EDO ASSEMBLY MOVES AGAINST SENATE, HOUSE OF REPS

Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Wednesday filed a suit stopping the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state’s assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye Maha to restrain the National Assembly from going ahead with its plans pending the hearing on the matter. The suit was instituted against Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the…

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS: OBASEKI FAULTS SENATE DIRECTIVE, SEE HIS REPLY

The Edo State Government has warned the National Assembly that its resolutions on the Edo State House of Assembly could set the state ablaze. It described the resolution, directing the governor to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly as unconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for the principle of separation of powers. Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, a lawyer, told reporters at a news briefing that “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their…

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ISSUE FRESH PROCLAMATION OR RISK TAKEOVER OF LEGISLATIVE FUNCTIONS BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SENATE ORDERS OBASEKI

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday directed the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly within one week. The red chamber also said if the governor fails to do so within a week, the National Assembly should invoke its powers as contained in the Constitution by taking over legislative functions of the Edo State House of Assembly. The development followed the adoption of the report of the Senate ad hoc committee on the Edo State House…

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BUHARI DIRECTS OBASEKI TO ISSUE FRESH PROCLAMATION FOR EDO ASSEMBLY

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly directed Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to issue a fresh proclamation for inauguration of the state House of Assembly. This came as Edo State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, weekend, rubbished claims that Governor Obaseki was at loggerheads with his predecessor and National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, over control of the state and leadership tussle in Edo State House of Assembly. Edo State APC chairman, Mr Anselm Ojezua, who made the disclosure during an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos,…

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NASS INTERVENTION HINDERING RESOLUTION OF EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS -APC CHAIRMAN

Femi Makinde Edo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Anselm Ojezua, has said the National Assembly does not have any reason to intervene in the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly. Ojezua, who said this in a statement on Thursday, said the intervention of the National Assembly in the state parliament crisis was an impediment to the peaceful resolution of the crisis. The party chairman said since the matter had been taken to the court, the National Assembly ought to have waited for it to be determined there.…

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I WONT ISSUE FRESH PROCLAMATION, OBASEKI TELLS APC, REPS

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Monday insisted that he will not issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of Edo State House of Assembly as demanded by the House of Representatives and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The House of Representatives last week urged the governor to issue a fresh proclamation within one week in line with section 105(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) for a proper inauguration of the state’s 7th Assembly. It also ordered the…

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