Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a chat with news men today, July 17, shortly after a private audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said: “they (Edo House of Assembly) have about a week to come up with the proper election of the principal officers. If in a week nothing changes, perhaps the House and the National Assembly as a whole would look at invoking section 11 of the constitution.”
He said that when the crisis started the House of Reps set up an ad-hoc committee whose members went to Edo State to investigate the matter, adding that the report had been laid and considered today “and the content of the report is very clear.
“I think what we did was to stick strictly by the rule or by the law that guides the assembly and us as lawmakers. So, one of the recommendations which I believed was approved by the House was for us to have a proper proclamation with date, venue and time which was missing in the first proclamation.”