by: Tunde Ogunmola
The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Justin Okonoboh, was impeached today by the Edo lawmakers. Okonoboh is the third Speaker to be removed since the current Assembly was inaugurated in 2015.
He was impeached for being selfish and running the Assembly like a family business. The impeached speaker was accused of awarding contracts to himself and allegedly making his wife the 25th member of the House.
A lawmaker who attempted to resist the impeachment, Hon. Ezehi Igbas, representing Esan North East II, was badly beaten by members of the Assembly.