Some members of the Edo State House of Assembly on Thursday elected Victor Edoror as the Speaker of the Assembly.
Following the impeachment of Yekini Idaiye as Deputy Speaker and the emergence of a new one, no fewer than 17 lawmakers declared Edoror speaker on Thursday.
Recall that security operatives were spotted at the entrance of the State’s House of Assembly as members convened for another plenary.
Following this development, not less than 17 members of the house, in an undisclosed location in the state held the house session.
Edoror’s appointment as Speaker is coming months after Frank Okiye was inaugurated as the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly by Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.
Okiye’s emergence did not go down well with lawmakers as the state governor failed to inaugurate some duly elected members of the assembly. His inauguration, according to some members of the assembly was a ruse and was illegally done by the governor.
However, on Thursday, 12 duly elected members of the House were sworn in, one year and two months after Governor Obaseki refused to swear them in as members of the Edo State House of Assembly.