Edo Speaker Impeached

Marcus Onobun, representing Esan-west constituency, was elected as the speaker of the state assembly.

The impeached speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly / Francis Okiye
The impeached speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly / Francis Okiye

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, has been impeached by his colleagues.

Marcus Onobun, representing Esan-west constituency, was elected as the speaker of the state assembly.

Okiye removal on Monday was based on allegations of high-handedness. It followed a motion by Henry Okhurobo, house majority leader, and seconded by Yekini Idaiye, lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo I.

Nine of 10 members of the assembly signed the impeachment letter at the plenary session on Monday.

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