The Edo StateAssembly Speaker, Francis Okiye, has been impeached and his removal followed a motion by the Majority Leader of the House.
Francis Okiye is been removed over allegations of high-handedness; his impeachment letter was signed by nine out of the 10-memberof theEdo StateAssembly present at a brief sitting on Monday.
The House immediately elected Marcus Onobun, representing Esan West State Constituency, as the new Speaker.
The crisis rocking the Assembly began when it was inaugurated under controversial circumstances at night with only nine, out of 24 lawmakers-elect, on June 17, 2019, following an alleged proclamation by GovernorGodwinObaseki.
The 14 lawmakers, who were not part of the process, as well as the All Progressives Congress, rejected the process and called on the governor to issue a fresh proclamation.