The police have taken over the Edo state House of Assembly complex, a day after the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yekini Idiaye was impeached by the state lawmakers.
Idiaye was impeached on Wednesday during a plenary session of the Assembly in Benin City.
The lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Constituency I and four other members of the Assembly on Monday pledged their support to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Those who joined Idiaye are Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, Akoko-Edo Constituency II; Hon. Nosayaba Okunbor, Orhiomwon East Constituency; Hon. Dumez Ugiagbe, Member-elect, Ovia North East Constituency I; and Mr. Hon. Vincent Uwadiae, Member-elect, Ovia North East Constituency II.
They all pledged their support during a solidarity visit to the private residence of Pastor Ize-Iyamu in Benin.
Meanwhile the state lawmakers have elected Hon. Roland Asoro, the member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency as the Deputy Speaker.