The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly Rt Hon Marcus Onobun said the plenary session slated to hold today Monday 26th 2020 has been suspended in honour of those who lost their lives during the #Endsars protest across the country.
The speaker made this known during an interview session with the press on the recent happenings in the state and the house of assembly complex. According to him, in the last few weeks, we have had a situation where the new Nigeria youths have come out to express their displeasure over the current state of the Nation. They have come out to voice out what they have been suffering in the hands of The now disbanded SARS. So in solidarity for the yearnings of the youths across the country, I and my colleagues have decided to suspend our plenary today. We therefore urge government to take proactive steps in ensuring future occurrence doesn’t happen again.
However, in the process of a peaceful protest, some unscrupulous elements and individuals who don’t mean well for the government of our dear state and country have chosen to undermine the security of lives and properties to now perpetuate all kinds of crime and evil who have turned themselves into hoodlums to start vandalizing and destroying government and private properties.
We had to take some proactive steps by getting our well meaning individuals and our right thinking Edo Youths to step up to protect that which the government have giving to them. So what you see at the legislative complex are Edo youths who believe in the legislators and have chosen to come out to protect government properties which was built with Tax payers money for the benefit of the masses.
The Rt Hon. Speaker also seized the opportunity to call on those beating the drum of hooliganism across the state that this is our dear state and we don’t have any other state or country to run to. If we set the country ablaze, there will be no other home for us. This is not time for us to be destroying what we have built because if we do, the time with which we should have build more, we will go back to start rebuilding what was already built.
On the remodeling of the assembly complex, the speaker hinted that work is ongoing but for the endsars protest, the contractor halted activities. We are hoping that in the coming weeks the complex will be ready for us to resume our legislative duties.