By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN—Esan Women Patriot has demanded the immediate reinstatement of former Speaker, Dr. Justin Okonoboh, and two other principal officers of Edo State House of Assembly.

Okonoboh, Edo Speaker

The group, in a statement by Queen Ekhator in Benin, the Edo State capital, yesterday, said: “The unceremonious and acrimonious removal of Dr. Okonoboh is unacceptable and a slap to the people of Edo Central senatorial zone.

“It is unfortunate that a position duly zoned to the district has been forcefully grabbed by another for frivolous reasons.

“We call for the immediate reinstatement of Okonoboh because he, along with other leaders from Igueben Local Government Area of the state, worked hard to deliver the council for All Progressives Congress, APC, at the polls.

“Igueben, his immediate constituency, was the only council that was delivered to APC in the last governorship election that brought in Mr. Godwin Obaseki as governor.”

The group described as unfortunate the seeming silence of APC leadership in Edo State on the decision of a senatorial zone to take what belongs to another and have political offices concentrated in two of the three senatorial zones of the state.


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