BENIN – Crisis-rocked Edo House of Assembly on Monday in Benin adjourned its sitting to June 23.
The House has been in crisis since June 9 following the suspension of four members including the Deputy Speaker.
The affected members rejected their suspension and held parallel sittings in the house.
“As a responsible Assembly, we will ensure that a contempt proceeding is instituted against the suspended lawmakers.
“With this development, we have resolved to adjourn sitting to Monday, June 23,” he said.
Adjoto said that the assembly would remain under lock and key but lawmakers’ offices would remain open.
According to him, with this, no lawmaker is expected to be seen close to the chambers.
Okoduwa explained that the adjournment was to allow members to engaged in consultation among themselves.