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THE crisis rocking Edo state All Progressives Congress (APC)

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THE crisis rocking Edo state All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2020 governorship election continued yesterday as the House of Assembly has declared 14 out of the 24 seats vacant citing constitutional provisions that give 180 days for a member to be absent from sitting before his seat would be declared vacant. But in a swift reaction, the lawmaker elect for Uhunmwonde constituency, Washington Osifo described the action as laughable as he said the issue is already in court and the house cannot take such an action which he said is prejudicial. The Edo House during its sitting late yesterday which also saw it passing the 2020 appropriation bill into law and affirming the removal of the chairman of Estako East local government area, Alhaji Aramiyau Momoh said 12 of the seats were declared vacant because the members elect have not presented themselves for inauguration since the letter of proclamation of June 17, 2019 while two other members representing Oredo East and Owan East were declared vacant because the two members; Ekhosuehi Uyi and Barr Okaka Eric have failed to attend the sitting after the day of inauguration. It would be recalled that the two were among those who alleged that they were kidnapped and forced to take an oath of the inauguration on the night of June 17.

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