The tension in Edo state House of Assembly took a different turn on Monday, June 23, 2014 as lawmakers resorted to physical fight in
According to Channels TV, trouble began when the court bailiff served contempt proceedings on the four lawmakers while they sat with their other colleagues outside the Edo State House of Assembly, calling each other unprintable names when both factions arrived the House for sitting on Monday morning, they insisted they were going in despite the suspension and injunction from the courts‘.
The Police commissioner who tried to speak with the lawmakers to calm down, however, fail on deaf ears as the lawmakers carried on with their fight.
It would be recalled that on June 9 the Deputy Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Festus Ebea, along with four other members of the house were suspended for alleged misconduct.
The suspension did not end there as it was reported on June 10 that the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Uyi Igbe, was also suspended by members of the PDP lawmakers who stormed the assembly complex in an unmarked bus and broke into the hallowed which was under lock and key with the assistance of a mobile policeman.
Meanwhile earlier this month Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole had said the PDP are plotting to impeach him by persuading members of the state House of Assembly to impeach him.
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Source: Channels TV