Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Francis Okiye has been impeached.
The impeachment letter was signed by 9 out of the 10 lawmakers present at plenary Monday morning.
The plenary held at the Government House, where sittings have been holding since the shut down of the Assembly complex by Obaseki claiming it is due for renovation.
Why was Okiye impeached?
Okiye was accused of financial recklessness. After he defected from the All Progressive Congress to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Who is the new speaker of Edo State assembly?
Amb Marcus Onobun from Esan West constituency was elected to replace Okiye as the new speaker.
The impeachment is coming barely a month to the inauguration of Governor Godwin Obaseki for the second term in office.