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JUST IN: Edo Assembly Speaker, Deputy impeached, gunmen takes over

Following the impeachment of the Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Victor Edoror and his Deputy, gunmen have taken over the Assembly complex, Daily Times gathered.

Sporadic gunshots were heard at the State House of Assembly Complex in Benin City on Tuesday, after the embattled Speaker and his Deputy were accused of incompetence and high-handedness.

A new speaker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ative, was immediately elected after the impeachment of the duo as their replacement.

It is a 24-member Assembly and the two principal officers were impeached by 15 members.

Daily Times recalled that the former Speaker and his deputy came into office about a year ago.

This is the umpteenth time that the leadership of the House will be changing.

Meanwhile, reports say that it took the intervention of policemen to restore normalcy at the Assembly.

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