The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Justin Okonoboh, has been impeached.
Honourable Okonoboh was impeached by lawmakers at the Assembly on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
It is not immediately clear what led to the development, but senior state government officials confirmed it to NE at noon Monday.
Over the past two months, speculation had flared that Mr. Okonoboh, who assumed office barely a year ago, might be impeached.
Mr. Okonoboh’s predecessor, Victor Edoror, was impeached under similar circumstances in June 2016.
Hounourable Kabiru Ajoto has been elected as the new Speaker.