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Aggrieved Edo MP hopefuls shun litigation

Elected APC members for the yet to be inaugurated Edo state assembly have ruled out seeking legal redress over the delay.
Mr Gani Audu, a member of the 6th Edo state assembly who stated this in an interview also said the Constitution did not provide for a situation where a state would not have a functional state assembly.
Asked if the politicians agitating for the Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki to send the relevant letter proclaiming the 7th Assembly would resort to legal action, he said this was not an option.
This is as the Nigerian constitution did not provide for a time frame for a state assembly to be convened using a proclamation by a state governor.

“We knew when the tenure of the 6th assembly would end but no one anticipated that the 7th assembly would be delayed. Some concerned citizens are already in court over the matter”.

Audu said the state legislature exists to make laws for the three arms of government and the absence of a state legislature by any means would make it difficult for the Executive to function properly.

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