– Speaker of Edo state Assembly Frank Okiye says the inauguration of the House is in order
– According to Okiye, the inauguration met all the requirements of the law
– The speaker also urged members-elect who have not been inaugurated to complete their documentation and present themselves for inauguration
Frank Okiye, speaker of Edo state Assembly says the inauguration of the house met all the requirements of the law.
The speaker disclosed this through his aide, Aigbefo Iretiose, in Benin City. He said as long as the governor has issued the proclamation letter, then the road is clear for the Assembly’s inauguration which has been done, Vanguard reports.
“The responsibility of the Edo state governor with regard to the inauguration of the House of Assembly begins and ends with the issuance of a proclamation letter.
“Governor Obaseki duly issued the proclamation letter and the inauguration held at the House of Assembly.”
On the emergence of principal officers in the Assembly, the speaker said the decision on the principal officers was arrived at by the state working committee of the party.
“The inauguration was ongoing, some of the members-elect who came to their senses, left the venue of the press conference which some of the members-elect had organised, and went to the House of Assembly, where they presented themselves for inauguration at 3:30pm.”
Going further, the speaker urged members-elect who have not been inaugurated to complete their documentation and present themselves for inauguration.
“The House of Assembly is open to other members-elect who want to be inaugurated just as the two members-elect: Sunday Ojiezele and Emmanuel Okoduwa, were inaugurated on Monday by the speaker,” he said.
Legit.ng had previously reported that the inauguration of the state’s 7th Assembly, where Hon Frank Okiye (Esan north east 1) was elected speaker while Hon. Yekini Idiaye of Akoko Edo constituency 11 was elected deputy speaker was causing controversy.
Some members-elect of the House of Assembly denied receiving invitation to the inauguration of the state’s seventh Assembly. The spokesman for the 16 lawmakers-elect, Washington Osifo, told newsmen in Benin that they would have attended the inauguration if they were invited.
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