Edo Assembly Speaker Suspends Three Members.

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The speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, Blessing Agbebaku, has suspended three lawmakers over what he alleged as a plot to impeach him and other principal officers of the assembly.

One of the suspended lawmakers, Donald Okogbe of the PDP who represents Akoko-Edo II, is an ally of the impeached deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, and was the only lawmaker who did not sign the petition that led to Shaibu’s impeachment.

The two others are Addeh Emankhu Isibor, APC, Esan north-east I, and Iyamu Bright, PDP, Orhionnwon II.

Agbebaku also accused the trio of allegedly bringing native doctors to the house on May 1 at around 1am to perform a sacrifice.

Agbebaku said the three lawmakers were suspended indefinitely, alleging that external forces were influencing them to cause chaos and remove the house’s leadership.

The suspension of the lawmakers, however, created tension in the house as the affected lawmakers kicked against their suspension, shouting words like “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.”

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