Edo lawmakers elect new Speaker, crisis not yet over
Members of the Edo house of Assembly has elected a new speaker, Hon Bright
Omokhodion from Esan West Constituency and Paul Ohombamu from Egor Constituency
as Deputy Speaker.
Philip Shaibu, Etsako West II, was nominated as Majority Leader and Patrick Osayeme,
Oredo II as Minority Whip.
However, the impeached speaker disagreed, he said his removal was illegal and
unconstitutional adding that he remains the legitimate speaker of the house. He explained
that section of 92 (2) of the 1999 Constitution allows speaker and deputy speaker can
only be impeached with at least two third majority which is 16 signatories which he said
“they don't have”
Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City has restrained Garuba and Levis Aigbogun from
parading themselves as Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
Meanwhile, Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City has restrained Garuba and Levis
Aigbogun from parading themselves as Speaker and Deputy Speaker. The court also
urged the police to refrain from sealing up the assembly.| Article source