Five commissioners, three of whom are for Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission, (EDSOGPADEC), were on Monday confirmed by the minority Francis Okiye-led Edo State House of Assembly.
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu weighed in on the Edo House of Assembly crisis, calling Governor Godwin Obaseki, a dictator and a reminder of Nigeria's years of military rule
Governor Godwin Obaseki's 10-man rubber stamp legislature has effectively expired, with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, conferring legitimacy on the 17-man opposition assembly.
The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to shut down the assembly, if after seven days, Governor Godwin Obaseki failed to issue a new proclamation to reconstitute the assembly.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has congratulated the newly-elected Speaker, Mr Frank Okiye and his Deputy, Mr Yekini Idiaye, on their emergence as leaders of the 7th Assembly of the Edo House of Assembly (EDHA).