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Kabiru Adjoto emerges new Edo Speaker

14/08/2017 15:06

A lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo I State Constituency, Kabiru Adjoto, has been elected the new Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.


He replaced Justin Okonoboh who was removed Monday morning.


Adjoto would be the fourth Speaker to preside over the Assembly since 2015.


Former Speaker, Victor Edoror, who was impeached in 2016 over alleged high-handedness, dictatorial tendencies and financial recklessness, was elected the Deputy Speaker while Roland Asoro was made Majority Leader.


Adjoto was elected Speaker by 16 lawmakers after a vote of no confidence was passed on Okonoboh.


The new Speaker has set up a three-man panel to probe Okonoboh’s tenure.

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