National Assembly Abuja

The National Assembly has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop its plan to take over the Edo State House of Assembly.

The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, made the order at the resumed hearing on Wednesday in the case instituted by the Edo State Government to challenge the directive by the chambers of the National Assembly to the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation of the state House of Assembly.

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Also, the National Assembly threatened to take over the legislative duties and powers of the Edo State House of Assembly should the governor fail to make the fresh proclamation with three weeks.

But Justice Taiwo order parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the determination of the case.

Concise News had reported that a High Court in Benin City last month gave a restraining order to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police in Edo State from interfering in the constitutional duties of members of the Edo House of Assembly.

Justice M. Umar gave the order following a motion ex-parte, filed by Alhaji Yayaha Audu Omogbai, Clerk of the Assembly and the Edo State House of Assembly.