Minute-by-Minute: How 19 members impeached Edo State Assembly Speaker

Political tension heightened in Edo State Monday as 19 members of the state House of Assembly impeached the Speaker of the House, Mr Justin Okonoboh, his deputy, Mrs Elizabeth Atvie and the Majority Leader of the House, Folly Ogedengbe for alleged abuse of office.

The lawmakers accused the Speaker of abuse of office, illegal award of contract and high handedness.

The lawmakers consequently elected the former Chief whip of the House, Mr Kabiru Adjoto, representing Akoko Edo constituency 1 as the new Speaker, Victor Edoror (Esan Central) was elected Deputy Speaker while Rolland Asoro (Orhiomwon South) was elected Majority Leader.

As it is now, the political tripod of the state has changed as Edo North now has the Speaker, Central district the Deputy while Edo South where Governor Obaseki hails from now has the Majority Speaker position.

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.