Images From Edo State House Of Assembly Fracas

Channels Television
Updated May 4, 2016

Edo-State-house-of-AssemblyThe Edo State House of Assembly was thorn apart on Tuesday, after some 16 lawmakers impeached the Speaker of the House and the deputy.

At plenary, convened without the speaker, the lawmakers put forward allegations of incompetence and highhandedness.

Another dimension to the issue erupted when the Speaker arrived with some supporters.

One of the supporters jumped from the gallery quickly took hold of the mace and dropped it on the stand, insisting that that was the right time to begin the plenary.

Channels Television captured some of the moments.

Man jumps from the overflow
Man jumps from the overflow


Runs towards the mace stand with the mace
He slams the mace on the stand in anger
Another man jumps down from the overflow to join the argument that had started
The purportedly impeached Speaker pushes the new Speaker, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, out of the seat
The impeached Speaker, Victor Edoror, sits while Mrs Ativie attempts to pull him out of the seat
Outside the floor, a lawmaker insists the proper procedure was followed in the impeachment