Edo Assembly speaker Francis Okiye impeached

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Edo State Assembly speaker Francis Okiye has just impeached y the state’s lawmakers, following a motion by the House majority leader Henry Okhurobo.

Mr Okiye was removed on allegations of high-handedness and with the development, Hon. Marcus Onobu from Esan West constituency has emerged the new Speaker of the House.

Nine out of 10 lawmakers present during plenary on Monday signed the impeachment letter.

They also elected Esan West representative Marcus Onobun as the new speaker.

The Edo State House of Assembly has been rocked by crisis since Governor Godwin Obaseki inaugurated only nine out of 24 lawmakers-elect on June 17, 2019, at night.

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