Impeached Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Justin Okonoboh, said his removal by 19 lawmakers is illegal, adding that he remains the Speaker.
â€œWhat they did was illegal. Those who purportedly impeached me have been suspended.
â€œWe started plenary when the member representing Akoko Edo 2, Emmanuel Agbaje, stood up, i asked him to sit down but he refused. That was when confusion started and they started the fight.
â€œThis cannot happen at this time that we need peace in Edo state for development. All they said about me are rubbish. These people have been very ambitious for their selfish interest.
â€œThey donâ€™t want peace in our state, they donâ€™t want the governor to work and that is the issue. I remain Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.
â€œBecause of this, the following members have been suspended for peace to return to the House of Assembly.
â€œThey are Kabiru Adjoto, Victor Edoror, Monday Ehalua, Roland Asoro, Peter Erhuaha, Sunday Aghede, Emmanuel Agbaje, Osaigbovo Iyoha.â€