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Edo Lawmakers Wrestle Speaker is Impeached

Edo State lawmakers beat each other up as the Speaker, Doctor Justin Okonoboh, is impeached and replaced by Kabir Adjoto.
The Edo State House of Assembly, on Monday, impeached its Speaker, Hon Justin Okonoboh. Okonoboh was impeached by lawmakers during Monday’s plenary in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The Speaker of the House, Dr. Justin Okonoboh, was impeached, following an impeachment notice signed by 16, out of the 24-member assembly.

Following his impeachment, the former principal officer of the House representing Akoko Edo I, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, was elected as the new Speaker.

Three other members were said to have appended their signatures to increase the number to 19.

The Assembly workers were locked out while the impeachment lasted.

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