A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Don-Pedro Obaseki, has accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami of abusing the law.
According to him, Malami’s response to the crisis engulfing the Edo parliament has revealed him as a most-partisan one.
Obaseki made the comment on Monday during Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“I will state clearly that Mr. Malami has shown himself as a law officer, as a most-partisan one who decides to speak depending on what part of the (political) party divide he is on. What he has done is a flagrant abuse of the law,” he said.
Obaseki also stated that the newly sworn-in members of the assembly committed a treasonable offense by “forging a mace” used during their inauguration.
He noted that the original mace is with the Speaker of the House, Francis Okiye – who has been impeached by the newly sworn-in 17 APC Lawmakers in Edo backed by Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami.
Obaseki, therefore, called for the arrest of the 17 members of the House for allegedly forging a mace.
He said: “They have gone to forge a mace. When you forge a mace, you are forcefully taking over a part of the government.
“That is treasonable. The original mace still lies with the Speaker, Mr Okiye. The Department of State Service should go and arrest them. They are a threat to the state.