Edo House of Assembly ‘sacks’ 12 lawmakers-elect

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The political crisis in the Edo state has degenerated further with the state House of Assembly declaring vacant the seats of 12 lawmakers-elect yet to be inaugurated.

All the 24 state legislators in Edo are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The deputy speaker of the assembly, Yekini Idiaye, told journalists in Benin that the resolution to declare the seats vacant was reached during plenary on Wednesday.