An ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday begun investigations into the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly.
Concise News gathered that the Chairman of the 13-member committee, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC-Adamawa), at the meeting with some members-elect of the state House of Assembly in Abuja, vowed to be just to all involved parties.
Namdas disclosed that the committee had only one week to submit its report.
He sought cooperation of all the parties involved in the crisis and appealed to the media to report the details of the matter for justice to reign.
The chairman added that the committee would visit Edo on Thursday and meet with governor Godwin Obaseki, the Oba of Benin, House of Assembly members-elect, the Clerk of the House and heads of security agencies.
On the side of the affected House members, the spokesman for the 15 members-elect who were allegedly not informed of the inauguration, Washington Osifo, expressed confidence in the committee’s ability to settle the matter.
Osifo revealed that the nine members-elect were secretly sworn in by the Clerk without the knowledge of the other 15 members.
He said: “We condemned the act in a news conference, and before we knew what was happening, some armed thugs and police officers attacked and beat up some of the members after the press conference.”