Oshiomhole Wants to Destabilize Edo, Impeach Obaseki- Speaker

The Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Frank Okiye has blamed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole for the crisis rocking the state’s Assembly. 
Okiye who spoke in Thursday in Benin City when he fielded questions from journalists said Oshiomhole wants to takeover the Assembly and impeach the governor, Godwin Obaseki. He said he has recruited the National Assembly in the plot to destabilize the state. 
“The truth is that the Edo State Assembly and my office as the speaker are not the real targets of this crisis. The plot is actually aimed at Governor Obaseki and the endpoint is to stop him from getting a return ticket as governor next year.
“Comrade Oshiomhole is actually after Obaseki, the state Assembly was only a smokescreen to his plans. The idea now is to take over the house, destabilise the state and possibly impeach the governor. The Edo Peoples Movement that originated this crisis has boasted that they will ensure that the governor does not come back for the second tenure” he said. 
“I have said it before on several occasions that we know who is beating the drum for them in the National Assembly. They have found themselves in the position of stooge to make it look like they cannot think outside the box, it’s unfortunate” he added. 
Okiye while calling on the remaining lawmakers-elect to regularize their documentation so that they will be sworn in, said the National Assembly was wrong for threatening to takeover the Assembly since it has been operating properly after inauguration.
“We have been sitting as a parliament. I just drove out office after the plenary session. Lawmakers are going about their committee work. We just invited Commissioner for Works to appear before the House over a matter of public importance.
“The door is open for the remaining lawmaker-elect, they should come to Assembly, complete and regularize their documentation and they will be sworn in.
“The constitution says when the House is unable to sit, that means when it cannot perform the function it was supposed to perform. And this notification was supposed to be given or declared by the governor who will say that there is no one to clear my commissioners, oversee my legislative requests and so on. That was what the constitution contemplated, not the National Assembly sitting over a state Assembly as if we are a colony under them.”


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