…Order IGP, DSS To Shut Down Assembly
The House of Representatives on Wednesday directed the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to issue a new proclamation for proper inauguration of Edo State House of Assembly, failure to which the House resolve to take over the functions of the Assembly in accordance with the country’s constitution.
The House also directed the Inspector General of Police, IGP and the Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS to shut down the Assembly and provide adequate security to allay further fears of intimidation and threat as alleged by member-elect.
According to Vanguard report, the decision was taken at the Committee of the Whole when the House adopted the recommendations of its Committee set up to investigate the crisis bedeviling the House.
Where these measures fail, the House has also resolved assume the functions of the House as stipulated in section 11(4) of the 1999 constitution as amended.