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A socio political group, the Reformed Oghomwan Mandate Group (r. O. M. G.) on Friday endorsed the declaration of twelve seats in the Edo State House Assembly vacant by the state legislative body.
In a statement signed by it’s Director of History, Statistics and Strategy Wing George Osagie Osaghae Esq, the group asked the Otaru of Auchi to call the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Adams Oshiomhole to order.
“Arising from an emergency meeting on the threats posed to democracy and the rule of law by 14 members of Edo State House of Assembly, heavily backed by APC National Chairman, and their overdue seats vacancy declaration, we must salute the uncommon tolerance level of Edo State House of Assembly Speaker – Hon Frank Okiye.
” We wish The Otaru of Auchi will appreciate Benin/Etsako relations preceding the famous Benin-Idah war by calling Mr. Adams Oshiomhole to order in his capacity as the Traditional Ruler of Edo North senatorial district. This call has become imperative as Benins are more than ever unanimous that Oshiomhole’s pejoration against a Governor Obaseki second term smacks of tribal hatred against the Benins by the Etsako people, unless he (Mr. Adams Oshiomhole) is publicly rebuked by the Otaru and well-meaning Etsako people.”
Recall that the Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday declared 12 seats in the assembly vacant.
The affected 12 members – elect are Vincent Uwadiae – Ovia North – East 2 ; Ugiagbe Dumez – Ovia North – East 1 ; Washington Osifo- Uhunmwode ; Victor Edoror – Esan Central ; Kingsley Ugabi- Etsako East ; and Michael Ohio- Ezomo Owan West.
Others are Sunday Aghedo- Ovia South – West; Chris Okaeben – Oredo West; Crosby Eribo – Egor : Aliyu Oshiomhole – Etsako West 2 ; Oshomah Ahmed – Etsako Central and Ganiyu Audu- Etsako West 1.
The statement continued : “Whereas, a good number of Edo South House of Assembly members-elect are affected by the irrevocable plenary decision of Edo State House of Assembly – that the 14 members seats be made to undergo fresh election for more serious minded Edo people to step into the vacant seats; we wholeheartedly welcome the Edo State House of Assembly declaration and unreservedly so, because, a so-called honorable members-elect should not be allowed to continually hold the legislative progress of their constituencies to ransome under the unholy godfatherism of a brigand whose ties to the national leadership of APC is based on Benin people’s suport. Fighting purposefully is a honorary duty, but, fighting for the sake of being a notorious fighter is a vice, and must be condemned by all.
‘Hence, we condemn the reprehensible acts of hostility being waged against Governor Godwin Obaseki, Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu and Speaker Frank Okiye by Mr. Adams Oshiomhole under the pretext of Edo Political Movement. And, if within the next 37 days, His Royal Highness – the Otaru of Auchi fails or is unable to call Mr. Adams Oshiomhole to order of civility, sociocultural conviviality, sense of political dignity and the irreducible minimum of a statesman whose path he is suppose to be pursuing) – we will have no choice but to stage a procession of all processions to call for his removal as National Chairman of APC, as well as declaring him a personae non granta in all parts of Edoland.”