Chief Edwin Clark criticize House of Representatives over interference in the Edo State House of Assembly


Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has criticized the House of Representatives over its interference in the Edo State House of Assembly crisis.

The state Assembly had been inaugurated in controversial circumstances on June 17 after nine out of 24 members-elect elected Frank Okiye as Speaker at 9 pm.

The House of Representatives, acting on a motion moved by a member from Edo, Julius Ihonvbere, last week set up the Abdurazak Namdas-led panel to probe the crisis and make recommendations.

Clark, however, in an open letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said it was against the constitution for the lower chamber of the National Assembly to take action in the Edo State Assembly crisis without the involvement of the Senate.

According to him, the power of the House of Representatives to intervene in the Edo assembly, must be exercised within the ambit of the rule of law.