Shock as Edo State House Of Assembly Speaker, Francis Okiye is Impeached

 

The Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, has been impeached.

His impeachment followed a motion by the majority leader of the house Honorable Henry Okhuarobo that Okiye is removed over allegations of highhandedness.

His impeachment letter was signed by 9 out of 10 lawmakers who were present for plenary today October 12.

A new speaker, Marcus Onobun, was immediately elected by the lawmakers.

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Upon his election, Onobun dissolved all the house standing committees and relieved all the appointees of the house of their appointments.

Onobun also constituted a three-man committee to look into financial records of the house under the leadership of the former speaker and also placed the former speaker under three months suspension to allow for a peaceful transition.

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