Edo State Lawmakers Crisis: Hired Thugs Beat Up Oshiomhole And 14 Others in Edo State

Published 1 month ago by: kaygee
at 11:01 AM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)

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The younger brother of the APC National Chairman and former Governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole was yesterday attacked and beaten up alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state.

The lawmakers were reportedly holding a meeting at an undisclosed location when they were attacked by thugs allegedly hired by the state government.  According to reports, the meeting was necessitated by the Monday midnight inauguration of nine members of the new parliament and subsequent election of Frank Okiye as speaker. .

It would be recalled that just nine out of the 24-man Assembly met to elect a speaker in what many have been described as unconstitutional. The ongoing crisis in the state assembly it was gathered is a result of a fresh rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole who however singlehandedly anointed him as a replacement. .

The 15 lawmakers that were reported to have been attacked have however reported the case at the Police headquarters. They were led by Victor Tiger Edoror, a former deputy speaker who is also eyeing the leadership of the assembly.

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willyking at 11:56 AM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Very good
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kellyonly at 12:20 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Since Tinubu hav been anoiting Gvernors in Lagos, non of them has turned against him, why Edo state is different. It's all greed
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jonamyguy at 01:58 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Nine members out of 24.....form a quorum and can take any decision that will bind on the others only if the house had been constitutionally inaugurated
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