The Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jumoke Akindele and her deputy, Hon. Fatai Olotu have been impeached.
This is even as members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over plot to coerce them into impeaching Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Sources within the Ondo Assembly said the Speaker and her deputy were impeached by 18 lawmakers.
The lawmakers appended their signatures to a notice of impeachment and elected Hon. Iroju Ogundeji from Odigbo local government as Speaker and Hon. Ayo Arowele from Owo local government as the deputy speaker.
The impeachment exercise was carried out at one of the lawmakers’ quarters around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
However, reasons for the impeachment of the speaker and the deputy are still unknown as at the time of filing this report.
But a lawmaker, who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that the speaker and the deputy had been impeached.
“I will talk to you later. The speaker has been impeached. But I can’t give you the whole gist. We will talk tomorrow”, he said.
We $1m Offer to Impeach Fayose
Meanwhile, members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over plot to coerce them into impeaching Governor Ayodele Fayose.
They alleged that a sum of $1 million was being promised some of the members who would be ready to be part of the impeachment plot.
“We, however, wish to tell the plotters of evil against the government of Ayodele Fayose and by extension the people of Ekiti State that we, members of the State House of Assembly are not interested in their evil plot.
“We are prepared to spend the rest of our tenure in DSS cell, instead of joining people that we roundly defeated in five straight elections to cause another political instability in Ekiti State.
“These agents of destabilisation should be reminded of the 2006 episode, which was responsible for Ekiti State having six governors in three years!
“Most importantly, Governor Fayose is our benefactor. He is our leader on whose political strength we are members of the State House of Assembly. We can even be called his stooges, we don’t mind. We will never do anything to jeopardise his interest and be extension, interests of Ekiti people.
“We therefore wish to state unequivocally that we are not interested in any $1 million.
“We won’t because of any blood money join forces with enemies of our State, who are desirous of destabilising the State just because they lost power.”
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