Lawmakers Shun Inauguration .

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki  has   reiterated  there   is  no feud  between him and  the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole.

However, Obaseki  said there were political issues in the state, which he claimed, had been resolved.

The governor said these during an interview with journalists  on the sidelines of the  annual convention of Usagbe Club of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday.He insisted that the  state House of Assembly had been inaugurated but acknowledged that there were  some lawmakers who had not accepted to be inaugurated.

Obaseki said, “I do not have a feud with the national chairman. There are political issues in Edo which have been resolved. As far as we are concerned, they are not major issue. We have a House of Assembly that has been inaugurated. A few members have not accepted to be inaugurated. I am sure when they get inaugurated, the issues will be settled. What is happening is not usual. These are matters in court, let the court adjudicate. I am not an expert in constitutional law.“If you understand what happened in Edo in 2006, the non-state actors had become empowered by the political class, they were collecting revenues, they were essentially determining things. They were an alternate government. They constituted themselves into an army that was used for political activities but as a government that is  interested in attracting investments, we had to ensure that we focus on law and order and strengthen the state and the state system.”

The President of  Usagbe Club of Nigeria, Mr Tony Akiotu, called for more  investment in youth development, women empowerment, educational advancement of the people and infrastructure.He said the club had invested in  scholarships, infrastructure and economic empowerment of the people.

He called on the governor to fulfil some of his promises to transform the area and make life more meaningful for the residents.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, called for youth unemployment to help the country to check  kidnapping, insurgency, human trafficking, prostitution and  drug addiction, among others.

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