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Fisticuffs in Edo Assembly over Impeachment of Speaker | WATCH



19 of the 24 members of the Edo State House of assembly on Monday, voted to impeach the Speaker Justin Okonoboh, Deputy Speaker Elizabeth Atvie, and the Majority Leader of the House Folly Ogedengbe, over alleged abuse of office.

The impeachment, however, was met with resistance from the other members who did not append their signatures to the impeachment notice.

Efforts by a member of the House Magnus Igbas to prevent the impeachment led into chaos in the hallowed chambers as honourable members began throwing punches, kicks and chairs at each other.

The lawmakers accused the Speaker of abuse of office, illegal award of contract and highhandedness.

The former chief whip of the House Kabiru Adjoto was elected as the new Speaker, Victor Edoror as the Deputy Speaker and Rolland Asoro as the Majority Leader.

According to Channels TV, one of the allegations levelled against Okonoboh was that he shut down the House to attend his son’s graduation in the United States.

They also accused Okonoboh’s wife of using his official vehicle, and also that she tries to influence the decision of the state’s legislature.

Okonoboh has however said his impeachment is illegal, and has ordered the suspension of all 19 members who made the move.



  1. Moniker

    August 15, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Just lukeatew pipu.

  2. Moniker

    August 15, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Just negodu
    See them fighting for personal interest

  3. Ephi

    August 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Shut down the House to attend son’s graduation in the United States. Meanwhile ASUU just called for an indefinite strike yesterday. May it never be well with our politicians.

  4. mia

    August 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

    “19 of the 24 members of the Edo State House of assembly on Monday, voted to impeachment the Speaker” BN, i know you will delete my comment like the one i made on Fela’s post but please, you urgently need an editor, your typos and grammatical errors are beginning to stink to high heaven! arrrhgghhhh.

    • Ephi

      August 15, 2017 at 10:13 am

      I just went back to re-read the article.
      We have all been complaining about these constant errors for quite some time now, why is BN not doing anything about it? Is it that you guys don’t care and can’t be bothered, or it simply doesn’t matter to you? You have a business, people are giving you corrective feedback yet you carry on with errors as usual. Ayam not understanding.

    • E

      August 15, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Perhaps purchase Grammarly for all staff?

  5. The Bull

    August 15, 2017 at 10:17 am

    What innovative thing can come out of these people’s brains? think am, i mean look at our NASS and listen to those guys speak. We are in a big mess.

  6. Akra

    August 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Shame! A very violent man at the helm of affairs in Edo State HOA. The choice of the head is the exclusive preserve of the House but definitely, using violence is not within the ambit of the law in achieving such goal.

  7. Lateefah

    August 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I wil be surprised if all the members of EDHA aren’t made a speaker at some point in this dispensation following the rate at which they impeach their speakers, 4 speakers in 2 years…I don’t gerrit

  8. NG

    August 15, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    And you cant vouch for their sincerity in seeking a change of Speaker…it’s probably to get something for themselves that the man is not sharing out or not sharing well enough.

  9. Lilo

    August 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Their kids must be proud.

  10. momo

    August 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    So the new speaker Violently and Physically yanked the old one out of his seat and started slapping and blowing an opposing voice ….Im tired of weeping for this country

  11. Tracy Edward

    August 15, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Stop weeping as you said and pray for good leaders, its that easy “momo”. One thing for sure, nigerians should stop electing leader who are not educated. The way they were fighting was very bad, they really lower themselves. This is not the sort of people that should be leading us. Thank you. Jesus will take care of our country Nigerian I pray in His Namen Amen. God Bless Nigeria.

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