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Crisis: Okada APC Sacks Absentee Edo Lawmaker

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The Okada East Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended one Mr. Vincent Uwadiae over his refusal to be sworn in at the Edo Assembly.

Uwadie is among the 14 lawmakers-elect that refused to present himself for inauguration.

Edo State House of Assembly: Crisis: Okada APC Sacks Absentee Edo Lawmaker
Edo State House of Assembly

He was elected to represent Ovia North East Constituency II in the Edo State House of Assembly.

Uwadiae and others remain in Abuja.

The Chairman of the Ovia North East, Chief Etinosa Ighodaro and other executives announced Uwadiae’s suspension in a letter addressed to the APC State Chairman, Barr. Anselm Ojezua.

The APC accused Uwadiae of making the people lose proper representation at the Edo State House of Assemly.

The letter reads “We reject the continued absence of Mr. Vincent Uwadiae from the Edo State House of Assembly.

“The refusal of Mr. Vincent Uwadiae to attend the meeting of October 15 to appeal to him and direct him to resume sitting is an expression of intolerance that are contrary to the values that define Ovia people.

“We call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the process of recall of Mr Uwadiae as elected members representing Ovia North East East.”

The aggrieved lawmakers had said Obaseki crossed the line on the inauguration of the house which was done overnight.

However, the governor, Godwin Obaseki said the state-house was opened to the members yet to be inaugurated.

He urged them to present themselves for inauguration just as he advised those aggrieved to address the court for redress.

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