Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State/File Photo

The Senate has ordered Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to issue a fresh proclamation letter on the 7th Edo House of Assembly.

Concise News reports that the Red Chamber gave the order to the governor during its plenary on Tuesday.

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It also ordered the Clerk of the Edo House of Assembly to inform all 24 members elect via electronic/print media of the new inauguration date after receiving the proclamation letter from the governor.

The Senate threatened to take over Edo assembly if the governor failed to issue another proclamation within one week.

The upper legislative chamber said section 11 (4) of the constitution empowers it to do so.

The resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a report presented by Senator Sabi Abdullahi, Deputy Senate Whip.

Abdullahi chaired an ad hoc committee set up by the senate to probe the crisis rocking the Edo assembly.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had reportedly directed Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state House of Assembly.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who is a member of the committee set up by President Buhari to resolve Edo State crisis, declared the stand of the president at the first re-conciliatory meeting of the group in Abuja, last week.

The committee, headed by Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has el-Rufai and business magnate, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, as members.

Both the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Obaseki are members of the committee.

It was gathered that el-Rufai informed the meeting as they commenced that he had information from President Buhari.