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Edo Assembly impeaches Speaker,

… As Ativie takes over

A new speaker has emerged at the Edo House of Assembly following the impeachment of the erstwhile Speaker, Mr Victor Edoro, reports ITRealms.

The newly elected speaker is Mrs Elizabeth Ativie who emerged by the vote of 16 lawmakers out of the 24 members of the House.

Edoro’s impeachment followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Folly Ogedemgbe (APC-Owan- East) and seconded by Mr Patrick Illuobe (PDP – Esan-North East).

“This is an impeachment notice signed by 16 members that the speaker Victor Edoroh and his deputy, are hereby impeached,” Ogedemgbe said during the house sitting.

ITRealms reports that shortly after moving the motion, Ogedemgbe nominated Illuobe to preside over the election, who thereafter called for nomination for a new speaker and deputy. Ativie’s name was submitted as speaker by Mr Victor Assen (APC-Owan-East), while Mr Justin Okonobo ( APC-Igueben) was nominated as deputy speaker by Henry Okhuobo (APC-Orhionmwon). The two were subsequently approved to lead the House by the lawmakers.

Further report by correspondent showed that soon after the new speaker took her seat, there was little chaos as the assembly’s chamber was invaded by some suspected thugs. 
The situation made security operatives to immediately take over of the assembly’s premises, as staff scampered for safety.


Okoli Vincent with additional reports from Vangaurd/GEE

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