Benin City - Elizabeth Ativie has been sworn in as the new Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.
16 out of the 24 members of the assembly had on May 3 impeached the former Speaker, Victor Edoro and replaced him with Ativie.
Edoro was subsequently suspended for three months.
Also read: Edo Assembly speaker, deputy impeached
Ativie was sworn in on Monday by the Clerk of the House, Lawson Ugiagbe, in the presence of other members of the sixth Assembly, including Edoror.
She becomes the first female Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.
Shortly after her swearing in, the new Speaker lifted the suspension placed on Edoro
- News 24