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JUST IN: Ondo State Speaker, Deputy impeached

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Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr . Bamidele Oloyelogun; and his Deputy, Mr . Iroju Ogundeji , have been impeached.

Both leaders were impeached on Friday on allegations of “ gross misconduct . ”

Iroju Ogundeji was impeached earlier this year, but he was later reinstated.

Their impeachment was related in a tweet on the Twitter handle of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress, @ Ondo_ APC , on whose platform both were elected in 2015.

See the tweet :

According to the News Agency of Nigeria , lawmaker , Sunday Olajide ( APC -Akure Constituency 2) , moved the motion for the impeachment; while another lawmaker , Oluyede Feyide ( APC- Ose Constituency) seconded the motion .

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After the impeachment of the two officers , the lawmakers elected Mr . Olamide George ( APC- Akure North Constituency) as the new Speaker, while lawmakers Abimbola Fajolu ( APC- Ile Oluji /Oke Igbo Constituency) emerged as the Deputy Speaker.

The changes were effected in a rowdy plenary session where Jumoke Akindele ( APC-Okitipupa Constituency 2) was picked as the Acting Speaker , prior to the emergence of the new leadership .

In his inaugural speech , the new Speaker, Olumide George , said that the impeachment of the two leaders was aimed at correcting certain lapses in House, including misconduct , and not a witch- hunting of anyone.

NAN also reports that 18 lawmakers, out of the 26 members of the House , carried out the impeachment; while policemen were stationed around the premises to forestall any breakdown of law and order .

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(NAN )


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