The Edo State House of Assembly has elected a female new Speaker, Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie following the impeachment of the former Speaker, Hon. Chief Victor Edoror Tiger and deputy, Hon. Osayande , which was marred by violent of sporadic shooting by some sponsored thugs, The Nation says
Addressing journalists immediately after the fracas, the new speaker Hon. Mrs. Ativie said the members can no longer tolerate the greedy nature of the speaker.
She said the impeached speaker has up to six different financial cases with the EFCC and the members cannot continue to allow such indecent person to lead the House.
She, therefore, said that five-member committee headed by Kabiru Adjoto representing Akoko-Edo 1 will investigate the financial recklessness of the impeached speaker from June 2015 till May 3rd.
She said if found wanting at the end of the three months when the committee will submit their report he will be handed over to the appropriate authority.
Also speaking, Hon. Adjoto Kabiru said the impeached speaker is violently corrupt who have flair for eating government money just the way the red mouth squirrel has mouth for palm kernel as it is eating one, it is looking at another one that is how Edoror is.
“As it is today, Edoror has a lot of EFCC case hanging on his neck, you media men can go and verify this we cannot afford to have a speaker that is been investigated by the EFCC because of his corrupt nature. As earlier mentioned by our new speaker, Edoror has a corrupt tendency that cannot be mentioned by one, enough is enough, that is why sixteen members of the house today signed impeachment notice against him. As we speak today, both APC and PDP members in the House signed impeachment notice against him”.
Sixteen members signed the impeachment notice that circulated to journalists immediately after the house proceedings, The Nation Newspaper reported
There was pandemonium at the Edo State House of Assembly Tuesday when thugs numbering about three hundred invaded the hallowed chamber shooting sporadically and in the process six persons were seriously wounded.
Trouble started when Hon. Folly Ogedegbe the majority leader moved the motion for impeachment of the speaker, Hon. Victor Edoror and the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Bright Osayande.
The motion which was seconded by Hon. Gani Audu representing Etsako West 1 reads in parts, “We the underlisted and undersigned Honourable Members representing the various constituencies in the Edo State House of Assembly have on this day 3rd of May 2016 have resolved to impeach our speaker, Hon. Chief Victor Edoror Tiger and the Deputy Speaker Hon. Osayande for acts of gross misconduct.
Speaker ex-tempo Hon. Patrick Iluobe was appointed to preside the business of the day where the new speaker, Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie representing Uhuwode was appointed and Dr. Joseph Okonoboh
representing Igueben was appointed as Deputy Speaker.
Immediately the new speaker was sworn in, the impeached speaker and his deputy walked into the chamber in company of the thugs shooting sporadically to scare people out of the chambers, in the process a lot of peoples sustained various gun short.