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Published On: Thu, Jul 9th, 2020

Ondo assembly suspends Deputy Speaker over deputy governor’s impeachment

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By Christiana Ekpa

Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday suspended the Deputy Speaker, Irioju Ogundeji, and a 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 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.
Ogundeji and Williams were, however, suspended for alleged unruly behaviour.
After the suspension of the two lawmakers, another lawmaker and supporter of Ajayi, Jamiu Maito, resigned from his position.
Maito was the majority leader of the assembly and one of the nine against Ajayi’s impeachment process.
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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