Ativie, First Female Speaker Of Edo Assembly Takes Oath Of Office


SAN FRANCISCO, May 09, (THEWILL) – The new Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, has been formally sworn into office by the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Lawson Ugiagbe.

The event, which took place at the assembly’s chamber Monday, followed last week's impeachment of the former Speaker, Mr. Victor Edoror and his deputy, by 16 members of the 24-member assembly.

Edoror was removed on allegations of high-handedness, dictatorial tendencies and financial recklessness.

Following her swearing in, the new Speaker also swore-in the new Deputy Speaker, Hon. Justin Okonobor.

“Today, history has been made in the Edo House of Assembly. I have been chosen as the first female Speaker of the House, a position which the entire women of Edo and the world at large are so pleased.

“I am overwhelmed by the implicit confidence that my distinguished colleagues have reposed in me to lead the House at a time like this, so that we can collectively bring back the lost glory.

“I will run a transparent, honest and open door policy to all throughout my tenure,” Ativie said.