Ondo Deputy Speaker has been impeached.
Infoexpert24 reports that the Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State Assembly, Hon Ogundeji Iroju, has been impeached by the Ondo lawmakers for alleged gross misconduct.
Before now, the Ondo Deputy Speaker has been on suspension since July while his efforts to resume plenary following courts’ order have been unsuccessful.
The impeachment of the Ondo Deputy Speaker followed a resolution presented by Tomide Akinrogunde. He said the resolution was signed by 20 lawmakers in line with the Standing Order of the House and was subsequently adopted.
After the impeachment of the Ondo Deputy Speaker, the lawmakers elected Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency II as the new Deputy Speaker.
In a similar vein, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, representing Owo Constituency 1 was picked as the new Majority leader while Akingbaso Festus, representing Idanre Constituency was appointed as the new Minority Leader and Taofeeq Mohammed as the new Chief Whip.
The Ondo Assembly also inaugurated a panel headed by Hon Abayomi Akinruntan to investigate allegation of gross misconduct against the former Deputy Speaker
Suspended lawmakers of the Ondo State Assembly were yet to resume plenary as the Speaker announced that the House was yet to receive a copy of the court judgement declaring the suspension null and void.
Hon Tomide Akinribido, the only Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) lawmaker in the Assembly, said the procedure for removal of a Speaker or Deputy Speaker as contained in the Rules and Standing Orders was shamelessly violated.
“Our nation cannot be a developed one if we continue to violate the constitution and due process while also disregarding lawful court order and rule of law,” he said.