JUST IN: Two Lawmakers, Shaibu’s Associate Suspended by Edo Speaker

By Spencer Ighodalo

In a dramatic turn of events, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku, suspended three lawmakers on Monday over an alleged plot to impeach him and other principal officers of the Assembly.

The suspended lawmakers include Donald Okogbe (PDP, Akoko-Edo II), an ally of the recently impeached deputy governor, Philip Shaibu; Addeh Emankhu Isibor (APC, Esan North-East I); and Iyamu Bright (PDP, Orhionnwon II).

According to Agbebaku, the trio was suspended indefinitely due to external influences driving them to cause chaos and remove the house’s leadership. He also alleged that they brought native doctors to the House on May 1 at around 1am to perform a sacrifice.

However, the suspension sparked tension in the House as the affected lawmakers vehemently opposed their suspension. In a heated session, the three suspended lawmakers were heard shouting,

“Mr Speaker, you do not have the right to unilaterally suspend any member(s) of the house.

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

The Speaker subsequently adjourned the plenary abruptly, leaving the fate of the suspended lawmakers uncertain.

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