The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Justin Okonoboh, has been impeached. Honourable Okonoboh was impeached on Monday by the lawmakers at the Assembly complex in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Okonoboh, however, told reporters that his impeachment was illegal and ordered the suspension of those involved in the exercise.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers have elected a member of the House, Honourable Kabiru Ajoto, as the new speaker. In his address, Honourable Ajoto noted that 16 lawmakers initially met and decided to file an impeachment notice on the impeached speaker. He added that three others later joined them to increase the number to 19, stating that the exercise followed due process.