Wednesday August 04, 2021 9:02 PM

We will not be a rubber stamp legislature to Obaseki, Speaker pledges

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Marcus Onobun, has stated that the lawmakers will not fail in their onus of monitoring and checking the activities of the executive, in a matued way.

Onobun stated these  in Benin, in an interactive session with newsmen.

He promised that the Assembly would not be a rubber stamp of the executive.

He revealed that Obaseki, who would be inaugurated for a second term, on November 12, allowed Edo Assembly to run without interference.

“The lawmakers have not only reunited, but we went further to commute the impeachment of the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Francis Okiye, to resignation.

“The seats of the 14 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers (in the 24-member Assembly) who are yet to be inaugurated, have been declared vacant.

“I am calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to, as a matter of urgency, conduct by-election to fill the vacancies. I am looking forward to having a complete House of Assembly.”

One of the 14 APC lawmakers, Washington Osifo, said that declaring their seats vacant would not stand,

He insisted that the night inauguration of the ten pro-Obaseki lawmakers was illegal and still being challenged in court.

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