Edo factional speaker addresses alleged plot to impeach Obaseki

– Victor Edoror, the newly-elected factional speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly has addressed the rumor about an alleged plan to impeach Governor Obaseki

– The newly-elected factional played down the report about the alleged impeachment plan

– Edoror said the priority of the house under his leadership will focus on its legislative duties

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Victor Edoror, the newly-elected factional speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly has said played down reports about an alleged plan to impeach Governor Godwin Obaseki.

There had been reports that the inauguration of the new members and subsequent emergence of the new speaker on Thursday, August 6, was part of a grant plot to impeach the Edo state governor.

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But Edoror said the priority of the House under his leadership will be to focus on legislative duties, and not the impeachment of any member of the executive, apparently referring to Obaseki, The Cable reported.

He also called for unity among the members, and that there was no victor, no vanquished

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Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has denied involvement in the police’s takeover of the state’s House of Assembly on Thursday, August 6.

The chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council in Edo, John Mayaki, said in a statement on Thursday that his party does not control the police, Channels TV reported.

Mayaki was reacting to the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the APC was responsible for the siege.

The APC chieftain, in turn, accused the Edo state government of carrying out several onslaughts against the constitutional independence of the state’s legislature by attacking its members-elect and denying them representation.

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Mayaki alleged that Governor Godwin Obaseki was responsible for a number of sieges on the Assembly complex, adding that he was in the best position to explain who sponsored the blockade of the assembly.

In another report, the candidate of the Labour Party in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Dr Isaiah Osifo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in on the sacked national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Osifo asked the president to stop the leadership of the APC in Edo state from plunging the state into anarchy.

Addressing a press conference in Benin city on Thursday, August 6 following the failed invasion of the Edo state House of Assembly (EDHA) by some policemen, Osifo urged Oshiomhole and his violent conspirators to approach the judiciary for a peaceful resolution.

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