Edo State House of Assembly

The Edo State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension of its former Speaker, Dr Justin Okonoboh, and Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe.

The resolution on Monday followed the recommendations of an ad-hoc committee which had the new Deputy Speaker, Mr. Victor Edoro, as chairman.

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However, it was not the same case for the former deputy speaker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, and the member representing Esan North-East II,  Magnus-Desmond Ezehi.

According to the committee, until they showed a sign of cooperation with the committee, they would remain suspended.

Edo Assembly impeachment

Concise News reported that  Dr. Okonoboh and Ogedengbe were impeached last Monday by 19 members for alleged gross misconduct.

The member representing Akoko Edo I,  Kabiru Adjoto, was thereafter elected as the new Speaker.

The chairman of the committee explained to the House that the former speaker and majority leader were “seemingly cooperative” with investigations while Ativie and Igbas allegedly showed no respect to the committee and the House as of the time of submitting its preliminary report.

Edoro also noted some of the property of the assembly have been returned by the two now un-suspended members.