Edo Assembly postpones resumption
… DSS deployed to Assembly
Officials of the Department of State Security (DSS) have been deployed to the premises of the Edo State House of Assembly to prevent breakdown of law and order in the House.
The move followed alleged plot to impeach Speaker of the House, Justin Okonoboh.
Two DSS vehicles were stationed outside the Assembly premises when our correspondent visited the place on Monday morning.
The lawmakers were expected to resume plenary on Monday after two months holiday but a letter issued on Sunday night said the planned plenary resumption has been postponed indefinitely.
Some workers of the Assembly, who were seen speaking at different gatherings, confirmed they heard of plot to impeach the Speaker.
A lawmaker, who spoke in confidence, dismissed the impeachment plot, but admitted there were differences they were sorting out.
The lawmaker said there were talks among the lawmakers to resolve all issues in the House.
Another source said the lawmakers persuaded the Speaker to postpone plenary to prevent them from receiving the list of commissioner nominees from Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Speaker Okonoboh described the impeachment plot as a rumour.