As part of efforts to stand in solidarity with the Speaker of the House, Mr Frank Okiye, and ultimately win the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state, hundreds of Edo PDP women on Friday stormed the premises of the State House of Assembly in protest of the recent political tussle in the state.
The women, led by Lady Uwa Osunbor, the Edo South woman leader of the party, denounced the purported impeachment of Honourable Peter Okiye by the 17 members-elect who were allegedly inaugurated on Thursday at an unknown venue, with Mr Victor Edoror elected Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
Lady Osunbor said:
We voted for them since last year, they are supposed to be in Edo Assembly to perform their duty, but they relocate to Abuja.
They are aware the the election is approaching, now that we are ready to vote to re-elect our Governor, they don’t have what to campaign with, they decide to use the House of Assembly to cause confusion, and we are not going to agree with them.
When we elected them, they preferred to stay put in Abuja. Let them remain in Abuja. They should not come to disturb us here. We are not tigers and lions, we are compassionate mothers. We are here to beg Edo women, Edo youths, not to listen to them.
While saying that Edo State is a peaceful state, Lady Osunbor, insisted that they already have a Speaker in the person of Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye.
The things Women do for Love.
Edo Women turn up in front of Edo state House of Assembly.
Apparently, this Renovation must be done under close supervision.
Women Ọ Yeeeee ✊ pic.twitter.com/N2edfsTHjy
— Adiela Nwosu 💞 🔴 (@PrettieAdiela) August 7, 2020
All what they did in somebody’s private living room is not for Edo state, we have not inaugurated them, the people we inaugurated are already doing the legislative business. Let them go back to Abuja with their trouble. We are preparing for election to re-elect our Governor and they cannot disturb us.
That is why we are here to show solidarity with our Speaker, Hon. Okiye. He is the Speaker that we know.