The deputy speaker of the Edo House of Assembly Yekini Idiaye has been impeached on Wednesday.
Idiaye is the lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Constituency I in the assembly.
His impeachment by lawmakers in the assembly comes days after he declared support for Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an opponent to the current governor Godwin Obaseki in the Edo State governorship election.
Recall that 17 of the 24 members of Edo State House of Assembly backed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Deputy Speaker Yekini Idiaye, who represents Akoko-Edo Constituency I, and four other members also pledged support for Ize-Iyamu.
Idiaye was on Monday joined by Emmanuel Agbaje (Akoko-Edo Constituency II), Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhiomwon East Constituency), Dumez Ugiagbe (member-elect, Ovia Northeast Constituency I) and Vincent Uwadiae (member-elect, Ovia Northeast Constituency II) on a solidarity visit to APC’s standard-bearer at his home in Benin, where they declared their support.
The lawmakers said they would not leave the APC for another party, assuring Ize-Iyamu of their loyalty.
They had assured that they would soon begin mobilisation of voters at the grassroots, to ensure his victory on September 19.