UPDATED: Ondo assembly suspends deputy speaker, one other over deputy governor’s impeachment

Ondo House of Assembly [Photo: ondostatemoi.gov.ng]
Ondo House of Assembly [Photo: ondostatemoi.gov.ng]

The Ondo State House of Assembly has suspended its deputy speaker, Irioju Ogundeji, and another member of the House, Adewale Williams, for kicking against the planned impeachment of the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi.

The two suspended lawmakers were among the nine lawmakers that kicked against impeachment processes against Mr Ajayi on Tuesday.

Fourteen other members served the deputy governor an impeachment notice based on seven allegations which include gross misconduct, financial recklessness and negligence of duty among others.

Mr Ogundeji and Mr Williams were, however, suspended for alleged unruly behaviour.

After the suspension of the two lawmakers, another lawmaker and supporter of Mr Ajayi, Jamiu Maito, resigned his from his position.

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Mr Maito was the majority leader of the assembly and one of the nine against Mr Ajayi’s impeachment process.

Mr Maito’s letter of resignation was read by the Clerk of the House, Bode Adeyelu, during the plenary session.

To remove the deputy governor, the house, among other conditions, needs two-third of the total 26 members.

This is a developing story and updates will be published in subsequent reports.



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