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There was political Uproar at the edo state house of Assembly  after 19 members of the house signed the removal of it speaker and
its key leaders of the house yesterday. The lawmakers went for free for all
physical combat turning the house into commotion before it eventually replaces
the speaker Mr Justin Okonoboh;his deputy Mrs Elizabeth Atvie and other key
leaders over alleged abuse of office


 Urban express news online gathered
that The lawmakers accused the Speaker of illegal award of contracts and high
handedness. The lawmakers, consequently, elected the former Chief Whip of the
House, Mr Kabiru Adjoto, representing Akoko Edo constituency 1, as the new
Speaker, Victor Edoror (Esan Central) was elected Deputy Speaker and Rolland
Asoro (Orhiomwon South), Majority Leader.
With the development, the political tripod of the state has changed as
Edo North now has the Speaker; Central district, deputy while Edo South, where
Governor Obaseki hails from, now has the Majority Leader position. Adjoto
thanks colleagues Addressing journalists, Adjoto, who thanked his colleagues
for electing him, said: “We have 19 signatures and all we did today (yesterday)
is  according to the law. We did not know initially that we voted in an
incompetent Speaker. He (Okonoboh)has continued to adjourn proceedings in the
Assembly for selfish reasons without due regard for our sitting calendar.
 “In June and July we went on
holidays for six weeks without any reason. In July ending in August, another
holiday for two weeks. Now, we went for holidays for three weeks just because
his son graduated from Covenant University and he wanted to be there and
celebrate with the son. “Secondly, we are 24 members in the Edo State House of
Assembly. Any decision we take in the House,  the wife who is the 25th
member will vet it before it becomes law. He now raised a memo, they travelled
to celebrate a party in America for their son that graduated from Covenant
University, they were using the Speaker’s vehicle in convoy within Edo State
and outside the state, the children who are home  were using his serene with
full Speaker’s regalia.
 “So we need somebody who will
respect the sanctity of the office of the Speaker, somebody who will think Edo
people first,  who will make laws for the people of the state and I know
that I will not disappoint our people.” It’s illegal, I remain speaker
—Okonoboh But reacting, Okonoboh said: “What they did was illegal. Those who
purportedly impeached me have been suspended. This morning (yesterday), we
started plenary when the member representing Akoko Edo 2, Emmanuel Agbaje, stood
up, I asked him to sit down he refused. That was when confusion started and
they started the fight. “This cannot happen at this time that we need peace in
Edo State for development. All they said about me are rubbish. These people
have been very ambitious for their selfish interest.

They don’t want peace in our state, they don’t want the governor to
work and that is the issue. I remain Speaker of the Edo state House of
Assembly. “Because of this,  the following members have been
suspended:  Mr Adjoto,  Mr Victor Edoror, Mr Monday Ehalua, Mr Asoro,
Mr Peter Erhuaha, Mr Sunday Aghede, Mr Emmanuel Agbaje, Osaigbovo Iyoha. For
peace to return to the House they have been suspended.

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