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Edo state house of assembly deputy speaker impeached and suspended for 3 months

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The deputy speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Victor Edoror, has been impeached.

Edoror was impeached yesterday on corruption grounds, misappropriation of funds and act capable of destabilizing the house. He was also suspended for three months.

Also, Justin Okonobo, the former speaker of the house, has been elected the new deputy speaker.

Also suspended alongside the deputy speaker for three months were Mr Foly Ogedengbe, member representing APC Owan East and Mr Ganiyu Audu, member representing APC Etsako West 1 constituencies, for their unruly behavior during plenary.

While on the impeachement of his deputy, the speaker of the House, Kabiru Adjoto said

we needed to have a new deputy speaker because of the excesses of the impeached deputy speaker. I and 20 other members of the house remained committed to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and cannot leave the party. We are even more committed to governor Godwin Obaseki and the re-election of president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019,”.

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