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…