Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror, factional Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly on Friday said the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami wrote a letter empowering the Police and DSS to create a conducive atmosphere for his faction to sit and conduct legislative business.
He stated this while featuring on Channels Television programme ‘ Sunrise Daily’ also asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to challenge what they have done in court if he feels dissatisfied.
Edoror (APC Esan Central) emerged the new Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly after a motion for the impeachment of former Speaker Frank Okiye was not opposed. Okiye however said he remained the Speaker.
While responding to questions on whether their action is illegal and constitutional, Edoror said they are on the side of the law as they have the blessings of the AGF who is saddled with the responsibility of interpreting Nigeria’s law.
“If you don’t know, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) of this country, a man who is saddled with the responsibility of interpreting the laws of this land, wrote a provision on this paper empowering the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the DG DSS to create a conducive atmosphere for us to sit because section 91, section 90, section 103 and section 109 must be fulfilled. That was why we did what we did”.
Edoror who also said Governor Obaseki cannot win the September 19 governorship election said the new Assembly leadership is ready to work with him till November 12 when his tenure expires.
“The governor should not be afraid because we are not going to impeach him. We are ready to work with him. We will give him quality legislation, a very compassionate arrangement that will make him happy and deliver the dividends of democracy within the remaining few months”.
“Of course, he knows very well he can’t win the election but he should quietly work and prepare for a better future for himself. The Edo people have decided he is not fit to be our governor and he should pack his load and go. But we will do that on September 19″ he said.