The Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Yekini Idiaye, was on Wednesday impeached by his colleagues.
He was impeached during a plenary session of the Assembly in Benin City, the state capital.
His impeachment comes few days after he, alongside four other lawmakers in the state, declared their support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The lawmakers said their decision was to remain in the now opposition party in the State on whose platform they were elected.
The lawmakers also alleged that the state executive, led by the PDP flag bearer, Godwin Obaseki, has made the legislature irrelevant.
The governorship election in Edo state has been scheduled to take place on September 19, 2020.