342 views | Stanley Ugagbe | October 12, 2020
The evergreen drama rocking the Edo State political terrain has again unveiled another sizzling episode as the Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, Hon. Frank Okiye, has been impeached.
According to the Tribune Online, Okiye’s impeachment notice was signed by nine out of the 10-member Assembly.
While the details of what led to the impeachment are still sketchy, the Tribune Online reports that Okiye would have been removed last week but for the last-minute intervention by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
It should be noted that the Edo Assembly, as it is presently constituted, is made up seven Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, embers and three All Progressive Congress, APC, members.
It was disclosed that 14 other members-elect stayed off the inauguration of the House on June 17, 2019, when Governor Obaseki issued the proclamation for the inauguration of the legislative arm.
While the 14 others had on August 6, 2020, inaugurated themselves in a private residence at Ugbor GRA, of the state capital, Benin, where they elected Victor Edoror as the speaker.
It would be recalled that Okiye, had week decamped to the PDP alongside six other members, while the remaining three members, who participated in the June 2019 inauguration remain in the APC.