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Edo legislators impeach speaker over financial misconduct, elect replacement

The Speaker Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Frank Okiye has been impeached.

Hon Frank Okiye was impeached by nine out 10 inaugurated state lawmakers on Monday.

Okiye is a loyalist of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Amb Marcus Onobun from Esan West constituency, was elected to replace Okiye as new speaker.

The impeachment is coming barely a month to the inauguration of Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term in office.

Okiye, who only recently defected from the All Progressive Congress to Peoples Democratic Party, was accused of financial recklessness.

 

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