Ondo State Assem­bly im­peaches Speaker, deputy

Weekly Trust - - News -

The Ondo State House of Assem­bly on Fri­day im­peached its Speaker, Bamidele Oloye­l­o­gun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogun­deji. As­sem­bly­man Sun­day Ola­jide (APC-Akure Con­stituency 2) moved the mo­tion for the im­peach­ment, while As­sem­bly­man Oluyede Feyide (APC- Ose Con­stituency) sec­onded the mo­tion.

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

The changes were ef­fected in a rowdy ple­nary ses­sion where Jumoke Akindele (APCOk­i­tipupa 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 at witch-hunt­ing any­one. (NAN)

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