Six lawmakers shun valedictory session in Edo

Six lawmakers shun valedictory session in Edo

Six lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly Thursday shunned valedictory to mark the end of the 6th Assembly headed by Speaker Kabiru Adjoto.

The lawmakers are Hon Chris Okaeben (Oredo West) Crosby Eribo (Egor) Gani Audu (Estako West 1) Henry Okhuarobo (Ikpoba-Okha) Victor Edoror (Esan Central) and Kingsley Ugabi (Estako East).

A total of four Speakers presided over the 6th Assembly within four years

They are Hon Victor Edoror, Elisabeth Ativie, Justin Okonoboh and Adjoto.

Out of the 24 lawmakers, only seven lawmakers were re-elected to the 7th assembly.

In his speech, Speaker Adjoto urged all the lawmakers not returning to the House to submit all Government properties in their possession as well as move out of the legislative quarters.

He said the assembly witnessed huge turn around under his tenure.

Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Osaigbovo Iyoha, said the 6th Assembly passed a total of 71 bills and 191 resolutions.

Hon Iyoha explained that the bills affected Edo people lives positively.

Iyoha listed some of the bills to include the anti-CDA bill which proscribed activities of Community Development Association, the anti-cultism and cult related activities bill, violence against women and girl child bill and the Primary Health care bill.

He said the 6th assembly had robust relationship with the executive arm because the state was working fine.

His words, “Our greatest achievement was the law to proscribe activities of CDA. You know many people suffered loss of land and investors were scared to come to the state.

“Governor Obaseki is working well. Under him, lawmakers were part of budget preparation process and drafting of executive bill. We cooperated with Obaseki because it made our jobs easier.”

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