The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State Home of Meeting, Ogundeji Iroju, has been impeached.
Iroju was impeached on Tuesday with Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2 elected as the brand new Deputy Speaker.
The movement for the elimination of Iroju was moved by Tomide Akinrogunde following a parliamentary decision the place the previous Deputy Speaker was alleged of gross misconduct which the lawmakers mentioned was inimical to the progress of the Meeting.
The decision was mentioned to have been signed by 20 lawmakers which was mentioned to be in step with the Standing Order of the Meeting.
Aderoboye who was the Deputy Speaker of the Home through the fourth Meeting in his acceptance speech pledged to work with different stakeholders.
Following the election of a brand new Deputy Speaker, the Meeting additionally witnessed main shakeups with the lawmaker representing Owo Constituency 1, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, appointed as the brand new Majority Chief whereas Hon. Akingbaso Festus, representing Idanre State Constituency is the brand new Minority Chief and Hon. Taofeeq Mohammed is the brand new Chief Whip of the Home.
In the meantime, a panel to analyze allegation of gross misconduct towards Iroju has been inaugurated.
Iroju was among the many 4 suspended lawmakers who had been reinstated by the Courtroom of Enchantment on November 18 however had been prevented from gaining entrance into the Meeting regardless of the court docket order.
On July 8, 2020, Iroju and two suspended lawmakers (Hon. Wale Williams and Hon. Favour Tomomewo, Hon. Tomide Akinribido) had been suspended indefinitely by the management of the Meeting over what was described as unparliamentary acts. https://dailypost.ng/2020/07/08/breaking-ondo-assembly-suspends-deputy-speaker-one-lawmaker/
The lawmakers who’re loyal to the embattled Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi had been among the many 9 lawmakers who refused to signal the impeachment discover towards Ajayi who defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Reacting to his elimination, Iroju described it as the peak of Illegality which is not going to stand.
In line with Iroju, the 20 lawmakers wanted of the 26 was not met, therefore the whole course of was a ruse.