Elisabeth Ativie, the first female to emerge Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has stepped down.

She was made Speaker on the May 3 and was sworn-in on the May 9 after Victor Edoror was impeached over financial misappropriation.

Ativie was asked to step down by the party leadership to pave way for a lawmaker from Edo Central senatorial district to emerge Speaker.

This was to balance power equation in the state.

Festus Okonoboh representing Igueben was elected Speaker.

More details later…

The Nation