There was mild drama on Monday at the Edo State House of Assembly.

A closed door session was held and impromptu matters on the agenda have proven fatal to the House's leadership.

When the door re-opened the speaker, Justin Okonoboh had been voted out of office and replaced by Kabiru Adjoto.

The new deputy speaker is Victor Edoro.

Although details of the vote are still unclear, sources claim the lawmakers accused the former speaker of high-handedness and disregard for the rule of law.

Details to follow.