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Crisis: Steer clear of Edo politics, group warns Reps

By Victor Ahiuma-Young

BENIN-CITY—A GROUP,  Vanguard for a Better Edo,  VBE, has accused the leadership of the House of Representatives of trying to  frustrate the positive changes Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s government was impacting on the state.

VBE in a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator and Director of Grassroots Mobilisation, Messrs Donatus Ossai and Bernard Efosa, respectively, warned the leadership of the House of Representatives to steer clear of Edo State to avoid the wrath of the people, as Edo people would not tolerate any act aimed at destabilising the state or returning it to retrogression and mis-governance.

Reacting to the House of Representatives’ recent resolution calling on Edo State Governor to recall the suspended Chairman of Akoko-Edo local government area of the state, Chief Johnson Emesealu, and the change of leadership in Edo State House of Assembly, the group wondered why the House of Representatives would be calling for a reinstatement of somebody who was accused of corruption, reminding the present leadership of the House of Representatives that it came into office because  the former leadership was removed from office over alleged corruption, among others, despite defence.

The statement read in part: “We are concerned that the House, instead of concerning itself with making laws for the socio-economic and political development of the country, has descended so low and wasting public funds to pass a resolution calling for a reinstatement of a suspended local government chairman accused of corruption.

We are concerned that the leadership of House of Representatives did not deem it worthwhile to pass a resolution ordering for the arrest of some members of Edo House of Assembly who, in public glare and shown on public television, used axes, machetes and other dangerous weapons to inflict serious injuries on fellow lawmakers in one of their sittings.”


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