Edo Assembly Crisis: Gov. Obaseki Dares 'Abuja Politicians'
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State/File Photo

The crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly is not showing any sign of abating anytime soon as the governor, Godwin Obaseki, has dared those he termed ‘Abuja politicians’ to come and take over activities of House.

Speaking in a tough manner, Governor Obaseki wondered what happened to some politicians that joined in the struggle to entrench ‘Let the people lead’ mantra.

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He spoke at a well-attended rally in Bénin City, saying that Edo is in safe hands with himself, Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu and Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie.

Obaseki said the political tension was to distract him but he would remain focus on the delivery of democracy dividends.

Fourteen of the state lawmakers tied to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly to demand proper inauguration of Edo Assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Led by Comrade Peter Akpatason and Julius Ihonvbere, the lawmakers had moved a motion asking the National Assembly to take over the running of Edo Assembly.

House subsequently set up a committee to probe the crisis.