By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
The All Progressives Congress Party, (APC), Ovia North East Charpter, has frowned at the action of the two members elect, Vincent Uwadiae and Dumez Ugiagbe, especially their explanation for failing to present themselves to be sworn in as members of Edo State House of Assembly.
In an enlarged meeting on Tuesday by the party members across the 13 wards in Ovia North East Local Government Area, the party stelwarts said the absence of the two representatives have created vacuum in the development of the local government area.
They therefore ordered the two members elect, to resume plenary on October 21, 2019 without fail, to avoid consequential actions by the party.
Addressing members of the party, the party chairman in the area, Ambassador Etinosa Ighodaro said, the party had earlier sent letters to the two members elect to explain why they have refused to be sworn in, but all to no avail.
He said, the absence of the two members is affecting the representation of Ovia North East council. “Ovia North East do not have any one to present their matter before the House. Other Constituency are being represented by their honorable members who were elected the same time with our own.
“What offence has Ovia North East committed that they will not have members representing them in the house.
We call on our members elect to immediately present themselves for swearing in the House.
“We cannot afford to lose out in the present developmental stride of the States government.
“Obaseki administration has increased the pace of development in the stste, including Ovia North East.” He concluded.8