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Edo House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached

The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Frank Okiye, has been unanimously impeached. His removal was on the grounds of financial impropriety.

Edo House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached
Edo House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached

Okiye, who represents Esan North-East Constituency 2 was impeached following a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Henry Okhurobo while Okijo was still presiding over the opening of plenary

The impeachment letter was then signed by nine of the 10 members of the House at the brief sitting on Monday.

Also, the house placed the impeached speaker on three-months suspension to allow room for investigation.

A new Speaker was immediately elected at the plenary.

This followed a motion by the member representing Igueben Constituency, Ephraim Aluebhosele.

The motion was seconded by the member representing Akoko-Edo II Constituency, Emmanuel Agbaje.

The Deputy Speaker, Roland Asoro, who presided over the plenary after Okiye’s impeachment, put the motion to a voice vote which enjoyed the support of all the members at plenary.

Marcus Onobun, the member representing Esan West constituency was thereafter elected Speaker.

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