Dangote to broker peace
Worried by President Buhari pronouncements on the need to ensure respect for the Constitution in resolving the crisis in Bauchi and Edo States Houses of Assembly, Governor Obaseki on Thursday night at Dangote residence appealed to the National Chairman of the ruling APC to forgive him for all the crisis in Edo State particularly as occasioned by the mishandling of the inauguration of the Edo State house of Assembly.
In attendance at the meeting was former Governor of Ekiti State Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Deputy Chairman South and Minister designate from Ekiti State.
Oshiomhole reiterated his commitments to the resolutions of the National Assembly and the Party earlier advise to the Governor. He insisted that the party will not watch any of its Governors giving a bad image to it as it will also not tolerate same from opposition Governors as in the case of Bauchi state.
The mediators used for peaceful resolution of the crisis with strict adherence to the Constitution as advised by Mr. PRESIDENT.
Newsetal confirmed that the party is said to have concluded plans to sanction public officers who engage in anti party activities during the last election. Hon Phillip Shuaibu is said to be among those who worked against the party candidates for house of Assembly in Etsako West Constituency and sponsored opposition candidates against the party.
Recall that there has been protracted crisis in Edo State over the inauguration of 9 out of 23 members of the house of Assembly at night with the others kicking and asking for a proper inauguration for all members.
The National Assembly upon investigation has recommended a for a proper inauguration of both states houses of Assembly.
According to our sources, it is not clear if Obaseki will do the needful as has been advised, to allow peace to reign in the State Legislature, but observers believed that his treacherous nature and arrogance coupled with the advice from sycophants may dissuade him from acting in the interests of peace.
Newsetal sources concluded that the last is yet to be heard about the said settlement meeting as more consultations are ongoing by all the sides to the crisis. Only respect for the Constitution and the rights of all the members of both state houses of Assembly can bring peace to the Legislatures in Edo and Bauchi States.