Senate Joins Probe Of Edo Assembly Crisis

BEVERLY HILLS, July 11, (THEWILL) – The Senate has raised an ad hoc panel that will join that of the House of Representatives to probe the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly.

The panel has Deputy Chief Whip Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi (APC, Niger) as chairman to work with the House ad hoc panel headed by Rep Abdulrazak Namdas (APC, Adamawa).

Other members of the panel as announced by Senate President Ahmad Lawan are Ahmed Babba Kaita (APC, Katsina), Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa), Nicholas Tofowomo (PDP, Ondo), Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu), Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue) and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremmenyo (APC, Bayelsa).

Raising a point of order on the matter, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti) said the crisis in the Edo Assembly should be investigated to ascertain the true situation of things.

Sen. James Manager (PDP, Delta) observed that the House had already resolved to investigate the matter, and that since the National Assembly is a bicameral legislature, the Senate could wait and adopt whatever the House came up with.

But Lawan observed that the ad hoc committee would join that of the House to investigate the matter and get back to the Senate.

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