EDO MACE THEFT: Tension as Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu divide assembly, and one APC gov, impeached dep. speaker gun for Speaker Okiye,mace

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Following the impeachment of Deputy Speaker Yekini Idiaye, the Edo House of Assembly is about sliding into chaos.

Speaker Francis Okiye raised the alarm on an alleged plot by Idiaye and an APC governor to forcefully take over the state assembly.

He spoke on Wednesday during plenary.

According to him, the conspirators are planning to bring in a fake mace to take over the Assembly.

Mace theft is a regular events from the NASS to state assembly across the nation.

“They are in cahoots with the former deputy speaker, Assemblyman Yekini Idaiye, who recently declared support for the candidate of the APC.”

The Speaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently call the governor and others working with him to desist and allow laws of state to guide them.

“Their planned action is akin to lighting a match in an already tensed political environment. We call on Edo people to rise against this planned plot to subvert their will using external forces.”

Gov Godwin Obaseki and his APC rival Osagie Ize-Iyamu are about starting their campaign for the forth coming election, and politicians, government institutions are aligning and re-aligning.

Idiaye was impeached after declaring support of Ize-Iyamu.



  1. The impeached deputy speaker is the next speaker in Edo state house of assembly after September 19th governorship election.

  2. True talk, you are right to say that. If don’t defend yourself you people shall soon finish….. Jesus Christ is there to fight our battle, stand with him and he will never let us all down

  3. What a mess! When Obaseki and the speaker have conspired to take over the House of Assembly with just 7 members out of 24 members. However, the battle has just begun, the incription is written on the wall already, The pendulum is swinging! Swinging!! A pity for Obaseki and his Co hurt

  4. Display of foolishness by “leaders”. Then, tell me, how can we have order in the society when those who are supposed to be guiding in the maintaining of order are actually foolishly disordered?

    They are aligning and realigning to still keep the masses on a zero level.