By Temidayo Tiamiyu
Edo State Assembly has sworn in a new speaker, Elizabeth Ativie, a member representing Uhunmwode constituency. Elizabeth, who is said to be the first female speaker in the assembly, was sworn in on Monday by the clerk of the House, Lawson Ugiagbe, in the presence of other members including Victor Edoror, who was impeached last Tuesday.
Combined team of security operatives from the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Security and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were reported to be present at the House to maintain law and order
The new Speaker appreciated the lawmakers for expressing confidence in her leadership and promised to discharge her duties to the assembly with transparency.