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Court orders NASS to stop its move over Oshiomhole, Obaseki crisis

The federal high court of Abuja on Wednesday ordered the National Assembly to suspend the plots to take over the Edo State House of Assembly.

The sentence was taken after a request by Governor Godwin Obaseki to challenge a resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Judge Taiwo Taiwo ordered the parties to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the case.

Latest Nigeria News reports that a gap between the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and Obaseki led to the creation of factions in the state assembly.

Nine lawmakers loyal to Obaseki were secretly inaugurated on June 17, leaving their colleagues in the Oshiomhole camp blocked.

The Senate and the House of Representatives had ordered Governor Obaseki to issue a new proclamation to allow all elected members to swear.

The National Assembly has ordered the Nigerian police to hire the State Assembly if Obaseki does not obey its directive.

However, the governor of the state of Edo expelled the National Assembly order, describing it as “illegality that cannot be sustained”.

Remember that a federal superior court in Port Harcourt, in the state of Rivers, ordered Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State not to issue a new proclamation letter according to the instructions of the Nigerian Senate.

The court gave the order after a request by the vice president of the Assembly of the House of Edo, the Hon. Yekini Idiaye; and the member representing the Ikpoba-Okha constituency in the Edo Assembly, Hon. Henry Okhuarobo, who submitted the request.

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The court also prevented the Secretary of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate and the President of the House of Representatives from their employees, agents, officials or toilets to interfere with or take over the legislative functions of the House of the Edo State Assembly.