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Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2020

Edo Deputy Speaker impeached ahead of September 19 guber poll

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

Edo State Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye, has been impeached, which comes few weeks to the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Before his impeachment, the Deputy Speaker had declared his support and endorsement for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
He was removed during Wednesday’s plenary session. Before he was impeached, the lawmaker represents Akoko-Edo Constituency I.
The State Assembly has also elected Roland Asoro as his replacement.
Asoro is the member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency.
On Monday, Idiaye declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Ize-Iyamu is the main challenger to Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed September 19 for the poll.

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