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Edo Assembly Elects New Deputy Speaker

Impeached former Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea

The Edo State House of Assembly has elected Victor Edoror as the new Deputy Speaker of its legislative house.

Edoror, representing Akoko – Edo constituency 1 election was sequel to a motion moved by Bamidele Oloruntoba and seconded by Sunday Osazemwinde representing Ovia North East constituency 1.

Impeached former Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea

Impeached former Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea

The development was occasioned by the sack of former Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea who was accused of misconduct.

Ebae was impeached yesterday by the Assembly at the old EXCO chambers in the Government House, at a sitting comprising 15 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Edoror defected from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to APC late last year. The former Deputy Speaker until his defection was the only APC lawmaker from Edo Central Senatorial District.

His impeachment took effect from a motion moved by Chief Whip of the House, Foly Ogedengbe, representing Owan East and seconded by Patrick Asowerien representing Orhionmwon constituency 1.

Ebae has described his impeachment, the manner and the location it was carried out as illegal, null and void.

The House has been engulfed in crisis over speculation that some members were plotting to impeach the state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, alleging that they were being induced with millions of Naira to perfect the process.


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