Edo State House of Assembly has directed the State Independent Electoral Commission to go ahead and fix a date for election into Esan North East local government and other wards where election was inconclusive.
Efosa Uwangue reports that the house also commenced the law to curb kidnapping and the committing of any act as an explicit or implicit condition for the release of a person kidnapped.
Moving the motion the minority leader Emmanuel Okoduwa said it was disheartening that elections having been conducted in 17 local government areas why that of Esan North East is yet to be concluded a situation he viewed as negating the law that set up EDSIEC.
The minority leader who though got support of most members with slight deviation from some of them said concluding election will make the area yet to witness the exercise and dividend of democracy at the grassroots.
On the reasons adduced to have prompted the postponement, some of the lawmakers attributed the situation to security problem which they claim should be properly checked before any date can be fixed.
The speaker Uyi Igbe agreed with this, stressing that it will create room for free and fair election.
However Abdul Razak Momoh thinks otherwise, stressing that not conducting elections in these area amount to depriving the people living there of democratic experience.
Also at plenary the house gave first ready to a bill for a law to corb the act of kidnapping and the committing of any act as an explicit or implicit condition for the release of person kidnapped in Edo State.
The house also record a petition endorsed by one Barrister Jefferson uwoghiren prying the house to investigate further the alleged extra judicial murder of Ibrahim Momodu by some policemen attached to ogida police station.