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Court Bars NASS’ Move To Take Over Edo Assembly

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A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday ordered both chambers of the national assembly to shelve their plans of taking over the Edo state house of assembly.

In its ruling, the court gave the order on following an application by Edo state government challenging a resolution of the senate.

Edo State House of Assembly
Edo State House of Assembly

Recall that on July 30, the upper legislative chamber gave Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, a one-week ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for Edo assembly.

Obaseki said he would not issue a fresh proclamation and then challenged the senate in court.

Nine lawmakers loyal to Obaseki were secretly inaugurated on June 17, leaving their colleagues in the camp of Oshiomhole stranded.

The judge, Taiwo Taiwo, ordered the parties in the case to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the case.

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