Members of the Edo state house of Assembly have impeached the deputy speaker of the house, Yekini Idiaye.
Idiaye is the lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Constituency I in the assembly.
He was impeached during a plenary session of the house today Wednesday, August 5. The House subsequently elected the member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency, Roland Asoro, to replace Idiaye as Deputy Speaker.
Idiaye in company of some lawmakers including Emmanuel Agbaje representing Akoko-Edo Constituency II and Nosayaba Okunbor representing Orhionmwon North constituency recently endorsed the candidacy of the governorship of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. He was later accused of collecting N40m to remain in the APC.
His impeachment comes days after he declared support for Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an opponent to the current governor Godwin Obaseki in the Edo State governorship election.
Sources revealed that , Rt.Hon.Yekini Idaiye was impeached on grounds of alleged gross misconduct and divulging of official secrets.
The impeachment was a sequel to a motion moved by the member representing Ikpoba-Okha constituency Hon. Henry Okhuarobo seconded by Hon. Marcus Onobun of Esan West constituency.
After deliberations, the Speaker, Rt Hon. Francis Okiye pronounced the deputy speaker impeached.