We do not have full details of what exactly transpired in the Edo state house of assembly on Tuesday, but plenary had to be adjourned for two weeks after some lawmakers began to murmur and complain few minutes into the session.
Very little progress had been made at the plenary which started at about 10.10am with the roll call of members when some lawmakers began to raise their voices against the Speaker of the House, Mr. Victor Edoror.
Here’s how The Punch newspaper reported the story:
A shouting match was also said to have ensued among the members, in spite of efforts by Edoror to calm the situation.
Although, the lawmakers did not disclose the reason behind the sudden disagreement, it was, however, learnt that it may not unconnected with allegations of lack of operational logistics, including official cars, for the members of the House.
The member representing Owan West constituency, Mr. Ojo Asein, later moved a motion for the house to adjourn.
Following the mood of the lawmakers, the Speaker succumbed and adjourned plenary for two weeks.
Efforts to speak with the aggrieved lawmakers were unsuccessful as they all left the premises immediately.