PHOTOS: Moment Edo Speaker is escorted out of the Assembly after impeachment

Hon. Justin Okonoboh, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has been impeached following a notice signed by 16, out of the 24-member assembly.

The former principal officer of the House representing Akoko Edo I, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, was elected as the new Speaker.

Three other members were said to have appended their signatures to increase the number to 19.

The new leadership of the House also said that Okonoboh, his deputy, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie; and the former Majority Leader, Mr. Foly Ogedengbe, had been suspended for three months.

One of the allegations levelled against Okonoboh by the lawmakers was the fact that he shut down the House to attend his son’s graduation in the United States.

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