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Edo Assembly suspends Speaker, seven others

Pandemonium has ensued at the Edo State House of Assembly, following a counter suspension of the Speaker, Uyi Igbe, Majority Leader and six other by the Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea and three other lawmakers who were suspended on Monday.

The four suspended members and five others had on Tuesday morning broken through the entrance of the chambers, moved and adopted a motion for the suspension of the Speaker Majority Leader and six others, in the absence of the mace.

Following the twist, a confrontation erupted between security agencies and some thugs, who tried to gained entry into the Assembly Complex, with sounds of gunshots and teargas.

Earlier, a group of PDP supporters had stormed Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Press Centre in Benin to protest the suspension of the four legislators.

The group alleged the suspension of the lawmakers was an infringement on their constitutional rights.

As at the time of filing in the reports there was a heavy presence of the police, SSS and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, at the premises of the Assembly Complex.  Punch

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