A new Speaker has been elected for the Edo State House of assembly. She is Hon. Elizabeth Ativie, who represents Uhumwonde local government area at the Assembly.
She will have Hon. Justin Okunrobo, who represents Igueben Local Government Area, as deputy.
Their election followed the impeachment of the Hon. Victor Edoror and his deputy, Hon. Festus Ebea, by a two-third majority vote of the Assembly.
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly and his deputy were this morning impeached by a two third majority of the house.
15 out of the 24 members of the Assembly voted in favour of the impeachment.
The UNION learnt that gun shots were fired within the vicinity of the Assembly in the build-up to the impeachment. There are indications however that the impeachment may be a fall out of a brewing legislature/executive feud over the tenure of local government executives.
Hon. Ativie and her deputy have been sworn-in.
She becomes first female speaker in the history of the Edo State House of Assembly.