Members of Edo State House of Assembly, EDHA, in a plenary held on Tuesday 18th August, have cried out to all well meaning Edo People, Nigerians and the world at large, on the covert and clandestine plot of some high placed Edo State Government functionary to again, unleash havoc on the Members of the Assembly who have been peacefully carrying out the constitutional duties and responsibilities they were voted for, to do by their constituencies.
The Clerk of the House, Mr. Audu Yayah Omogbai, was also suspended as the Clerk of the House, following his activities of conniving with the minority Members of the House to subvert democratic principles.
Speaking on ‘Personal Explanation’ in the Order Paper of the plenary, Hon. Washington Osa Osifo, the Member representing Uhumwonde Constituency in EDHA, started by recalling the event that occurred on the 19th of June, 2019, when thugs numbering over a hundred, led by the then Chief Security Officer, CSO, to Edo State Government House, DSP Chris Nwokolo and backed by the Wabaizigan Police in a commando style, stormed Golden Tulips Hotel Benin, to unleash havoc on the Members who were gathered in the hotel to inform the world in a Press conference, on the injustice meted to them by the Governor and his Deputy, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Hon. Phillip Shaibu respectively.
Hon Washington pointed out that prior to that infamous act on that fateful day, the Members got the information, but discarded it. Hon. Osifo went on to reveal that same information currently reaching the Members of EDHA from the same quarter, is that the Governor of Edo State, and his Deputy have again perfected plans to organize thugs to attack them just like they did in June 2019, and this time around, they will leave no stone unturned in informing the various law enforcement agencies, the citizens of, and residents in Edo state, Nigerians and the world at large.