Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, issued the instrument of the proclamation for the inauguration of the 8th state House of Assembly.
Obaseki, in a statement titled ‘A Proclamation under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999,’ said that the first session for the 24-member legislative house will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023.
“Whereas, it is provided in Sub-section (3) of Section 105 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 that the person elected as Governor shall have the power to issue a Proclamation for the holding of the First Session of the State Assembly immediately after swearing-in.
“Now therefore, I, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, Governor, Edo State in the exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Sub-section (3) of Section 105 aforesaid, and all other powers enabling me on that behalf, hereby proclaim that the first session of the eight assembly of the Edo State house of assembly shall hold at the Edo State house of assembly on Friday, the 16th day of June 2023 in the House of Assembly, Benin City.
“Given under my hand and the public seal of Edo State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at Benin City, this 14th Day of June 2023,” the statement reads.
BusinessDay reports that the proclamation of the last assembly was characterised by controversies which eventually led to a 10-member house against the 24 lawmakers that were elected.