The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Okiye has been impeached.

His removal followed a motion by the Majority Leader of the House that Okiye be removed over allegations of high-handedness.

The impeachment letter was signed by  nine out of the ten members who were present at the brief sitting on Monday.

The House immediately swore in Marcus Onobun, representing Esan West State Constituency, as the new Speaker.