The Edo State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has described the controversial impeachment saga that played out in the state House of Assembly as a mockery of democracy and the legislative procedure.
Recall that we had earlier reported that erstwhile Speaker, Justin Okonoboh, was removed from office and suspended by 19 state legislators during plenary on Monday.
However, addressing the media in Benin City, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Chris Nehikhare said the action of the lawmakers left much to be desired and should be condemned by well-meaning people of Edo State.
“The Edo State House of Assembly and the Edo State APC government have a knack for changing the decisions of the House of Assembly.
“You will recall that the last time there was a change for a jeep, for an SUV the Speaker relinquished her position even though she was chosen by majority of the members of the Edo state House of Assembly.
“What we have witnessed again today, we suspect is somebody who wants a Jeep. I do not think this impeachment will stand the test of time,” he said.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers have elected a member of the House, Kabiru Adjoto, as the new Speaker.