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Monday, May 27, 2024

Alleged impeachment: Edo Speaker suspends three assembly members 

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Blessing Agbebaku, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly has suspended three members of the house.

The lawmakers, Okogbe Ojeneh Donald, PDP, Akoko-Edo II, Addeh Emankhu Isibor, APC, Esan North-East I and Iyamu Bright, PDP, Orhionnwon II, were suspended on Monday at plenary over an alleged plot to impeach the speaker and other Principal Officers Council, POC.

Agbebaku, who said the trio were suspended indefinitely, alleged that they plotted to change the leadership of the house.

He alleged that the three suspended members were being influenced by external forces to cause chaos and remove the leadership of the house.

He also alleged that some persons brought native doctors into the house at midnight on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, to make some demonic incantations and dropped charms in the assembly complex.

The suspension of the lawmakers, however, created tension at the house as the affected lawmakers kicked against their suspension.

In a rowdy session, the three suspended lawmakers were seen screaming, “Mr Speaker, you do not have the right to unilaterally suspend any member(s) of the house.

“You must call for votes. Allow members to vote on the matter, they shouted.

The Speaker, thereafter adjourned plenary abruptly.

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