By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
Edo State chapter of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties ( CNPP) has condemned the recent decisions of the National Assembly directing the state governor, Godwin Obaseki to re issue a letter of proclamation for the inauguration of the state House of assembly.
The National Assembly will recalled on Tuesday directed the governor to reissue letter of proclamation so as to re inaugurate the State House of Assembly.
CNPP in a release made available to journalists in Benin City and signed by it’s chairman, Comrade Roy Oribhabor, said , it is sad to note that the National Assembly have failed to live up to expectations the way and manner they hurriedly handled the Edo state Assembly issue thereby undermining the pending court cases.
” CNPP frown on the way National Assembly took their decision as it shows serious bias to undermine Edo state house of Assembly and by extension Edo people by deliberately over looking existing court order to favour their pay master or to intimidate and harass Edo People.”
“We wish to state clearly that Edo House of Assembly was properly constituted as required by laws, therefore we call on members elect to as matter of patriotism and love for those who elected them to submit themselves for inauguration accordingly.”
“We call on Edo state government to remain focus despite some characters who are working hard to undermine his government and oppress Edo people. We call on the governor to exercise his full authority and power to protect Edo people.”
“We humbly call on Oba of Benin and all prominent sons and daughters of Edo extraction to intervene as this matter needs home settlement.
” As critical stakeholder in Edo politics we are duty bound to call on political and none political actions to formulate way out to enable Edo people enjoy the goodies of democracy. We are seriously pained over this development because Edo state is the heartbeat of the nation and highly sophisticated in politics hence, we call for understanding from both side for the interest of Edo people.
He called on president Buhari to play fatherly role and look at the matter on its merit because Edo state is the only APC state in south south and south east hence, playing politics with Edo state will not be of great benefit to the party.