The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sacked a sitting lawmaker for his continued absence from the sittings at the Edo State House of Assembly.
The lawmaker, Mr Vincent Uwadiae, was elected to represent the Ovia North-East Constituency II in the Edo State House of Assembly.
Uwadiae was said to be among the 14 lawmakers who had failed to present themselves at the State House after the inauguration. The lawmakers were said to be taking refuge at the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okada East Local Government Area of the state, through its Edo State Chairman, Mr Anselm Ojezua, read out the suspension statement of Mr Vincent Uwadiae for his continued absence from sittings at the House of Assembly.
“We reject the continued absence of Mr Vincent Uwadiae from the Edo state House of Assembly. The refusal of Vincent Uwadiae to attend the meeting of October 15, to appeal to him and direct him to resume sitting is an expression of intolerance that is contrary to the values that define Ovia people,” Ojezua stated.
Ojezua called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to begin the recalling process of Uwadiae, as his actions and character do not portray what Ovie North-East people who voted for him to represent them want.
The letter was signed by the Chairman of APC in Ovie North-East, Chief Etinosa Ighodaro, and other party executives.