- Lawmakers in Ondo state have reportedly disagreed over the reinstatement of impeached deputy speaker
- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu allegedly directed them to reinstate the sacked deputy speaker
- Iroju Ogundeji was said to have been removed over alleged disloyalty to the 8th Assembly
Ondo state lawmakers have reportedly engaged one another in a shouting match over reinstatement of impeached deputy speaker.
The lawmakers are said to have disagreed after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu allegedly directed them to reinstate the sacked speaker.
About 12 of the lawmakers were reportedly ready to reverse the impeachment while 14 insisted that the deputy speaker remained impeached, Vanguard reports.
Ogundeji was said to have been removed based on what the lawmakers described as “disloyalty to the 8th Assembly which contradicts laid down rules”.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that deputy speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly Iroju Ogundeji was on Tuesday, May 22 impeached by his colleagues in the house during the plenary session of the Assembly.
Ogundeji, who represents Odigbo constituency II in the assembly and member of the APC was removed after 18 out of the 26 lawmakers had signed for his removal.
Ogundeji was immediately replaced by Bimbo Fajolu, who represents Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo state constituency.
The former deputy speaker was among the 18 lawmakers who defected to the ruling party from the Peoples Democratic Party shortly after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu became governor in February 2017.
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Fajolu’s nomination for deputy speaker was moved at the plenary session by Israel Olajide, and was seconded by a former speaker, Jumoke Akindele.
The new deputy speaker was immediately sworn-in by the clerk of the House Bode Adeyelu.
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