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EXCLUSIVE: Drama As Obaseki Pull Down Edo Assembly Roof Over Impeachment Scare (Video)

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There was mild drama on Thursday at the Edo State House of Assembly, located in Ring Road axis of Benin City, as the roofs of the Assembly complex were forcefully pulled down.

Igbere TV reports the move comes following the foiled forceful takeover of the Assembly by 17 lawmakers of the APC and loyalists of the Party’s Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The order was reportedly issued by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu who have since decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the APC.

Igbere TV had reported how security agencies, believed to be drafted from Abuja, on Thursday, stormed the Edo Assembly complex to provide security cover to the 17 APC lawmakers and Ize-Iyamu’s loyalists.

The move, which was to allow fresh inauguration of the APC loyalists, and the impeachment of the Speaker, Frank Okiye; the Governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, was however foiled when Obaseki, Shaibu and supporters stormed the complex.

Our correspondent later observed that thugs were immediately drafted to forcefully pull down the roof of the Edo Assembly under the guise that it needed to be replaced with new ones.

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JUST IN: INEC Fixes Date For 2023 Presidential Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Fidelinfo gathered that the Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Thursday.

The date was captured in his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, the INEC Chairman told members of the House of Representatives they are about 855 days left for the next general elections.

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APC Expels Ondo Lawmaker For Anti-party Activities

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended and expelled Hon Tomomewo Favour, the only female member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Ilaje Constituency II.

The Fidelinfo gathered that Hon. Favour was expelled from the party by the executive of her ward (Mahin ward IV).

The ward chairman, Olamigoke Ajimuda and the ward secretary Omosule Taid signed her expulsion letter dated October 12th, 2020.

She was accused of engaging in anti-party activities before and during the just concluded Ondo State Governorship Election.

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Buhari Appoints Media Aide, Lauretta Onochie INEC Commisioner

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to confirm the appointment of one of his media aides, Lauretta Onochie, and three others as Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Fidelinfo gathered that the letter was read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

Lauretta Onochie is currently the media aide to President Buhari on Social Media.

The President seeks confirmation of her appointment as a National Commissioner of INEC representing Delta State.

Others are Professor Mohammed Sani (Katsina); Professor Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), and Seidu Ahmed (Jigawa).

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