The President, who received the aggrieved members of the Assembly at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, today, August 7, promised to liaise with the Minister of Justice when sworn in, and the Inspector General of Police, to ensure that the rights of the constituencies and individuals are not abused in any form.
“I am aware of the problem in Edo and Bauchi States and I try to appreciate my position as the President, the political situation vis-a-vis the constitution of our country, the role of the commissioners of police and the party. I always like to be on the side of the constitution.”
The President advised the legislators not to give up their rights and the rights of those who elected them, even as he charged them not to compromise on their individual integrity so as not to divide the House and the party.
He advised them also to stay firm, bearing in mind their responsibilities to their constituencies and that they should always keep the party in the State and at the centre informed.
The party members led by the national Chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, had briefed the President on events leading to the crisis in the House.