The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, honourable Justin Okonoboh, has been impeached.He was impeached on Monday by members of the state Assembly.
It would be recalled that Okonoboh emerged Speaker last year, following the resignation of the Elizabeth Ativie, who stepped down from the role few days after she was sworn-in. Ativie was sworn in on May 3 after her predecessor, Victor Edoror, was impeached.
Ativie decided to step down after a motion was moved by the Majority Leader, Folly Ogedengbe, under matters of urgent public importance, for a change in the leadership of the House.
Ogedengbe explained that the change was necessary to ensure fairness in the political system, so that the three senatorial districts would be represented.
The then State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, hails from Edo North senatorial district while his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, and Ativie hail from Edo South.
Okonoboh represents Igueben constituency in Edo Central senatorial district.