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  • Updated: February 07, 2024

Edo Assembly revokes suspension on member, commends Governor Obaseki

Edo Assembly revokes suspension on member, commends Governor

On Tuesday, the Edo House of Assembly revoked the suspension of Sunny Ojiezele (PDP- Esan South-East), a member previously suspended.

Speaker Blessing Agbebaku made the announcement during the plenary in Benin, instructing Ojiezele to resume activities on Thursday.

Ojiezele's suspension, which occurred on January 29, was due to allegations of causing disunity among lawmakers.

Meanwhile, the House applauded Governor Godwin Obaseki for approving the financial autonomy bill for the state legislature and judiciary, which was passed in December 2023. Speaker Agbebaku confirmed that the governor had signed the bill into law.

He added that the law would further deepen the dividends of democracy in the state.

Agbebaku also appreciated his colleagues and the house staff’s cooperation in achieving the enviable feat.

Also speaking, Deputy Speaker Maria Edeko (PDP- Esan North-East 11) said the passage of the autonomy bill into law by the governor was a milestone achievement of the 8th assembly.

Edeko said the constitution of Nigeria provided for the separation of power between the three arms of government. 

“The governor has expeditiously assented to this bill because he understands the benefits that are bound in it.

“Now that the bill has been passed, we must put the implementation strategy on ground to kick off because the legislative arm cannot afford to fail.

“We must work hard to defend democracy. I think the eighth assembly is very lucky because we are well positioned to do the work we were elected to do,” the deputy speaker said.

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