Wednesday, May 4, 2016

VIDEOS: Gun shots and fist fight as Edo lawmakers impeach speaker

Once again, there was pandemonium at the Edo State House of Assembly on Tuesday as the Speaker - Victor Edoror and his Deputy Bright Osayande, were impeached by 16 other lawmakers in their absence.  

The speaker and his deputy were accused of gross misconduct.

The Majority Leader, Folly Ogedegbe, moved the motion for the impeachment of the Speaker and his deputy, which was seconded by Gani Audu (Etsako West I).

One of the lawmakers - Patrick Iluobe, was later appointed to preside over the business of the day where the member representing Uhunmwode constituency, Elizabeth Ativie, was appointed as the first female speaker of the House of Assembly, and Joseph Okonoboh (Igueben constituency), was appointed as her deputy.

Immediately the new speaker was sworn in, Edoror and Osayande walked into the chamber allegedly in company of thugs who shot sporadically and left the workers and some journalists to scamper for safety.



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