Gov Obaseki Storms Out Of APC Meeting Over Impeached Speaker
Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Monday stormed out of a meeting organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to resolve the Edo Speaker’s impeachment saga.
This happened after the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly Dr. Justin Okonoboh, was impeached on Monday.
Obaseki, who got to the venue of the meeting few minutes after the agreed time, was said to have walked out hours later.
It was gathered that the meeting was deadlocked after parties concerned failed to reach a compromise.
Obaseki is believed to be a strong supporter of the impeached Speaker.
It was gathered that he was not carried along in the plot to remove Okonoboh
Soon after the governor stormed out of the meeting held at the party Secretariat along Airport road, the meeting was forced to adjourn.
Addressing reporters after the meeting, APC Chairman in the state, Anselm Ojezua, said talk was still ongoing to resolve the matter.
“We are talking. As soon as we finish talking, we will let you know of the outcome. But know that we are still talking”, Ojezua stressed.
19 out of the 24-member assembly removed Okonoboh. The former principal officer of the House representing Akoko Edo I, Kabiru Adjoto, was elected as the new Speaker.
The House had only reconvened after 26 days of break for oversight functions when the incident occurred.