…Edo Deputy Speaker disassociate self

The Deputy Speaker, Edo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Sabor Tiger Edoror, has disassociated himself from the Bill passed by EDHA, on Monday, 20th May, prohibiting BEDC electricity theft. This was made known in a Press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Godwins Oriaifoh.

Clearing the air on the extent of involvement of the Deputy Speaker of EDHA on the said bill, the press release drew the attention of Edo people to the kangaroo impeachment that was orchestrated by a clique of lawmakers and his eventual suspension, with a rude disrespect for the rules of the House, as the two third majority required to form a quorum, was not met. The release, also made it clear that the case is in court and the authorities of EDHA are pleading for it to be settled out of court; as a result of this development, Edoror, has not been present at plenaries.

For the purpose of clarity, and to set record straight, the said Bill was passed into law during the plenary of Monday, 20th May, 2019; and the Bill, “A Bill for a Law to provide for Electricity Theft and other related offences, establishment of the Special Offences (Electricity Theft) court and for other connected purposes. HA 56 (2nd Reading)”, was sponsored by Hon. Asoro O. Roland (Orhionwon II).

“I must also make it abundantly clear that, while Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror is not in any way applauding theft of BEDC electricity, or any material/s that belongs to BEDC, or any individual or organization/s, he is not also supporting the wanton and colossal stealing from the people by BEDC; as the payments for Electricity services by the people, for services not rendered by BEDC, is also a way of stealing from people which is an issue that equally needs to be looked into and addressed”

The Press release, also advised the general public to note that, Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror, as a representative of the people, is not unaware of his responsibilities to the people; as such, will not allow the people to be shortchanged in any way.

It will however be recalled that, in the past days, members of different civil societies, lawyers and the media have vehemently criticized the passing of this said law, which according to some people, has some underlaying sinister, or ulterior motives.

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