The Nigerian Senate has given Governor Godwin Obaseki one week to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly or risk having the activities of the state legislators taken over by the National Assembly.
The Senate also ruled that all 24 members-elect be formally informed of the inauguration.
These were part of resolutions reach on Tuesday after the Adhoc Committee investigating the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly presented it’s report in plenary.
Chairman of the Adhoc Committee, Senator Abdulahi Sabi, had presented the committee’s report and had recommended among other things that the governor issue another proclamation within one week.
In his contribution, former governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha, cautioned the Senate on the implication of what it intends to do in Edo State.
But former governor of Ebonyi state, Sam Egwu, backed the position of the Senate, noting that governor Obaseki acted arbitrari ly.
Senator from Benue North-West, Oker Jev’s point of order on the matter was rejected by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
In his ruling, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan insisted that the recommendations of the Adhoc Committee must be met by the Edo State Governor.
Recall that the House of Representatives had two weeks ago equally resolved to take over the Edo State House of Assembly after a debate on the same matter.