The All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, of being responsible for the siege to the Edo State House of Assembly complex.
In addition, APC also rubbished claims that its leadership “ferried police from Abuja” to block the Assembly complex.
The party made the allegations in a statement by the Chairman of the state Media Campaign Council, Mr John Mayaki. Edo State government was accused of carrying out several onslaughts against the constitutional independence of the legislative arm of government by attacking its members-elect and denying them representation.
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The statement read, “It is a known fact that Governor Obaseki has treated the House of Assembly, an independent and co-equal branch of government, as a mere extension of his office through the brutalisation of members-elect and the denial of representation to the majority of members.
“In a Gestapo style, the outgoing governor hijacked a tiny minority and purportedly inaugurated them in the dead of the night. The sham inauguration was condemned and set aside by both arms of the National Assembly after their separate investigations revealed that the members, and indeed the Clerk, were forced to participate in the illegality under threat to life.
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“With these criminal antecedents, we believe if there is any unwholesome activity ongoing at the Assembly complex, it is Mr Godwin Obaseki who is in the best position to explain to the world what is going on and why. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, or the APC, does not control the Police,” he said.
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