JUST IN: Edo Speaker Francis Okiye Impeached, New Speaker Emerges

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

The impeachment letter was signed by 9 out of the 10 lawmakers present at plenary Monday morning.

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.

More details later…