The deputy speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly has been impeached – Honourable Yekini Idiaye was impeached days after he declared support for the APC – In his place, Honourable Roland Asoro, has been elected deputy speaker The deputy speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Hon. Yekini Idiaye has been impeached. He was impeached on Wednesday, August 5 during a plenary session of the


assembly in Benin city, the state capital. In his place, Honorable Roland Asoro, the member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency in the Edo state House of Assembly has been elected deputy speaker. Idiaye had earlier declared his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The former deputy speaker and some House members endorsed Ize-Iyamu recently. Photo credit POI media Source: Twitter Reacting to Idiaye’s declaration, the Edo state deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, called on the people of Akoko-Edo local government to ask Idiaye for their share of the N40 million given to each of them by the former national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. He said the lawmaker and other member were given the money to influence their support for the APC candidate, Ize-Iyamu. Addressing supporters in the Lampese area of the local government, Shaibu said Idiaye, who represents Akoko-Edo Constituency I, Idiaye, and member representing Akoko-Edo Constituency II, Agbaje, were paid N40 million to influence their


support for Ize-Iyamu. His words: “Speaker of the EDHA and all the principal officers are supporting the governor while all those that left demanded money which he declined because of the love and interest of Edo people. “Hon Agbaje and Hon. Yekini collected N40 million each to throw their support for Ize-Iyamu. Oshiomhole also gave N5 million each to councillors to switch loyalty and support the APC candidate. “I had a meeting with these lawmakers who demanded $10,000 but I told them Obaseki is not a governor that shares money but uses such money for the development of Edo state. Use your


Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to vote these corrupt leaders out of office.” The deputy governor also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ask Oshiomhole where he got such an amount of money to bribe the lawmakers.

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