Rival lawmakers continue parallel sittings in Edo

Two factions of the Edo State House of Assembly continued to meet Wednesday along party lines, reaching varied decisions.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faction of the Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday summoned the state Director of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, to appear before the house on Sept. 15.

Festus Ebea, who led the PDP faction during its plenary in Benin, said the FERMA director should explain alleged misconduct of some officials of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency, EDSTMA, on federal roads in the state.

Mr. Ebea said the house had passed a resolution calling on EDSTMA officials to stop further harassment of road users on federal trunk roads in the state.

According to him, “though we have noticed a reduction in their activities on federal roads, some of them are still seen operating on the roads.

“We want the director to come and tell us how far they have gone in enforcing the resolution and the challenges they are facing in the state.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC, faction of the assembly has called on the Federal Government to provide relief materials to victims of rainstorm in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government area of the state.

Moving the motion under matters of urgent public importance, Mr Jonhson Oghumah, (APC- Etsako Central), said since the disaster, the National Emergency Management Agency had not provided relief materials to the affected victims.

The speaker, Uyi Igbe, and other members, however, said that the state government had done a lot to cushion the effect of the disaster in the community.

(NAN)

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