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Edo assembly suspends 3 lawmakers after uncovering plot to impeach speaker

The pronouncement led to a rowdy situation at the House as the lawmakers tried to challenge their suspension.

Edo Assembly Speaker, Blessing Agbebaku [Leadership News]

The Speaker, Blessing Agbebaku, announced the suspension at the resumption of plenary in Benin.

Agbebaku alleged that Donald Okogbe (PDP Akoko-Edo11), Bright Iyamu (PDP- Orihonmwon South) and Adeh Isibor (PDP- Esan North East 1) were being used by some external forces to cause chaos and remove the leadership of the House.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pronouncement led to a rowdy situation at the House as the lawmakers tried to challenge their suspension.

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Mr speaker, you don’t have the right to unilaterally suspend any member of the house.

"You must call for votes. Allow members vote on the matter.”

The Speaker, thereafter adjourned plenary abruptly.

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