Edo Assembly commutes Speaker’s impeachment to resignation

Edo State House of Assembly has commuted the impeachment of the recently impeached speaker of the House, Mr Francis Okiye to resignation.

The reversal of the impeachment followed a motion by the leader of the House, Mr Henry Okhuarobo who said the need became imperative due to appeals from their constituents to reverse the impeachment.

Consequently, the motion seconded by the member representing Esan North East two in the assembly, Mr Emmanuel Okoduwa which enjoyed the overwhelming support of the members was thereafter adopted by the House.

Mr Marcus Onobun, the speaker of the house while addressing newsmen immediately after plenary, clarified that the house was one and that there was no rift between the executive and the legislature of the state.

On his part, the immediate past speaker, Mr Francis Okiye said he was pleased with the decision of the house.

He expressed his readiness to work with the present leadership of the house for the good of his constituency.

Meanwhile, the representative of Esan North East two constituency, Mr Emmanuel Okoduwa had been appointed as the chief Whip of the house.

The House had reconvened to hold an emergency session less than twenty four hours after adjourning plenary till 26th of this month.

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