LEGISREPORTS NG – After a 5-week recess, members of the Edo State House of Assembly resumed on Monday and unexpectedly sat at two different venues.
Lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sat at the State Assembly Complex, while their All Progressives Party counterparts held their sitting at the Government House.
The two factions proposed and adopted their business calendars for the new quarter.Since June, the Edo lawmakers have been holding parallel sittings at the separate venues.
Crisis started in the house after the suspension of three PDP members of the House and the deputy speaker, who is a member of the APC. They were accused of gross misconduct.
Three of the suspended lawmakers defected from the APC to the PDP before they were suspended. The lawmakers dismissed the allegations and insisted that they would continue to attend plenaries. They claim that the House did not follow due process in suspending them.