The All Progressives Congress, APC has taken control of the Edo state House of Assembly as 14 lawmakers loyal to the party have been sworn-in. It will be recalled that Edo state house of assembly complex was shut down on Wednesday afternoon by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki for ‘renovations’ but Paparazzi learned that it was a last minute move to foil an alleged plot by some lawmakers to impeach him. The APC now has 17 lawmakers in the house and have also sworn in a new speaker, Victor Edoror. Reacting to the development, the Gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu expressed happiness and joy over Edoror’s emergence.
“I am happy to receive the news of the emergence of Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror as the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.”
“His emergence marks an end to a lopsided and deformed democracy, ushering in a new and reformed era of inclusive governance and non-discriminatory politics.”
“Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror’s emergence is also a victory for the people of Edo State, for the constituencies previously sidelined, and for the House-members’ elect who had been unfairly denied their elective right to represent their constituencies in government.”
“Personally, as someone who has known Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror for a long time, I am convinced by the great personality he is; I am sure that this joy sweeping across Edo as the shackles of tyranny breaks today, will not be temporary.”
“As a true democrat and a progressive, and as someone who came to leadership through and after a tomentous and elongated period of political persecution, Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror knows the sour taste of injustice and as such would not let any one more Edo person experience such bitter tang.”
“Backed by an overwhelming majority, Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror is demonstrably the people’s choice for the position. And it is in line with common sense that for an individual to sway such massive support, he must have demonstrated great qualities admired and necessary for leadership and development, and as such is being trusted with the enormous task of piloting the House from its darkest moments as cast into by the reprehensible divide-and-rule politics of the outgoing Governor.”
“I send my congratulations to Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror and his Deputy, Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, while at the same time encouraging him to set a good example with the opportunity of leadership God has given to him today.”