The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Frank Okiye representing Esan North-East Constituency 2 has recently been impeached.
As a result of the impeachment, Hon. Marcus Onobu from Esan West Constituency has emerged the new Speaker of the house.
The motion to impeach Okiye was fueled by the Majority Leader of the House, Henry Okhurobo, that the Speaker be removed over allegations of high-handedness.
The letter to get him impeached was signed on Monday by nine out of the ten members around during conduct of the meeting.
The House then proceeded with appointing Marcus Onobu as the new Speaker of the House.
Majority Leader of the House, Hon Henry Okhurobo explained that at the beginning, the House inaugurated 12 persons.
According to him, “2 out of the inaugurated 12 absconded as 10 remained in the house for more than a year and five months.
Continuing, he said five months to the Edo State governorship election, three out of the ten members pitched tent with the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for their own political and selfish gains.
Okhurobo said there is no division in the House and that the Legislators remain one.
“We have seven members of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP party as three other members comes from the All Progressives Congress, APC party”.
Hon. Barrister Washington Osifo, Barrister Vincent Uwaidia and Hon Chris Okaeben were the newly inaugurated lawmakers to the Edo State House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, Governor Godwin Obaseki won the gubernatorial election and in the process, re-elected as Governor of Edo State.