Edo House of Assembly ‘sacks’ 12 lawmakers-elect, this means declaring 12 vacant seat of lawmakers yet to inaugurated.
The seats declared vacant are Etsako West I, Etsako West II, Owan East, Owan West, Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan Central.
Others are Uhunmwonde, Oredo East, Oredo West, Egor, Ovia North East I, Ovia North East II and Ovia South-west I.
Mr Idiaye said the other affected members failed to present themselves for the inauguration.
“Their constituents have been complaining and have come to us that they want their voices and concerns to be heard at the House. So, people who are willing to provide quality representation have to be elected to bring the matters of the distraught constituents to the floor for debate and legislation, where necessary,” he said.
One of the affected lawmakers-elect, Washington Osifo, accused Mr Obaseki of “bringing back gangsterism” into the state politics.
“I have told people, this is not the governor I used to know,” Mr Osifo, who was elected to represent Uhunmwode State Constituency, told PREMIUM TIMES, in July.
“The governor I used to know when he came (into power) was against any form of gangsterism.
“But because he is now gunning for a second term, all those things he came out to condemn, he is now the one welcoming them – arrogance, gangsterism – he has brought them back into the system,” Mr Osifo said.