Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Victor Edoror, and his deputy, Bright Osayande, have been impeached by 16 of the 24 members of the assembly on Tuesday for “incompetence and gross misconduct”.
A woman, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie was elected as the new speaker of the assembly.
According to NAN, the impeachment followed a motion moved by Folly Ogedemgbe (APC, Owan-east), majority leader, which was seconded by Patrick Illuobe (PDP, Esan north-east).
“This is an impeachment notice signed by 16 members that the speaker Victor Edoroh and his deputy, are hereby impeached,” Ogedemgbe said during the house sitting.
NAN further reports that shortly after moving the motion, Ogedemgbe nominated Illuobe to preside over the election; and Illuobe called for nomination for a new speaker and deputy.
Ativie’s name was submitted as speaker by Victor Assen (APC, Owan-east), while Justin Okonobo (APC, Igueben) was nominated as deputy speaker by Henry Okhuobo (APC, Orhionmwon).
The two were subsequently approved to lead the house by the lawmakers.