Edo Assembly suspends 3 lawmakers over impeachment plot

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The Edo House of Assembly on Monday suspended three lawmakers over an alleged plot to impeach the Speaker and other Principal Officers.

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

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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) reported that when the pronouncement was made, things got rowdy at the House. The lawmakers tried to challenge their suspension.

“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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