On Wednesday 5th August 2020, the Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Yekini Idiaye, was impeached by the Edo State House of Assembly.

Edo deputy speaker impeached

His impeachment follows after a plenary session of the Assembly in Benin City.

Roland Asoro, member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency, was elected by House members to replace Idiaye as Deputy Speaker.

Political ativities within the State are currently being heated up, as the governorship election comes up on September 19, 2020.

Some of the lawmakers announced their decision during a solidarity visit to the private residence of Ize-Iyamu in Benin City on Monday and assured him of their loyalty to ensure his victory at the poll.

Idiaye, the former Edo state deputy speaker, a critic of the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration, said this after being impeached:

“There is no reason for me to defect to another party because there is no single project in my village to show under this present administration. I am from Somorika in the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area and my village is the most backward in Akoko-Edo.

“There are clear reasons why we are standing for our party because what would have been our problem in making progress has left us. I want to assure Edo people that with the emergence of Ize-Iyamu, Edo will move forward.”

Governor Godwin Obaseki who was disqualified from the APC primaries  would be facing Ize-Iyamu, as well as other political juggernauts in Edo politics, come September 19.


The African Media

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