Breaking News: Ogun State Assembly Speaker, Oluomo impeached - Watchtower media

Breaking News: Ogun State Assembly Speaker, Oluomo impeached

Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, representing Ifo 1 state constituency, has been impeached.

Oluomo was immediately replaced by Hon. Oludaisi Elemide from Odeda state constituency.
Both Elemide and Oluomo are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

During the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Bolanle Ajayi from Yewa South state constituency, Adegoke Adeyanju, from Yewa north 1, moved the motion for the speaker’s impeachment, while it was seconded by Mr Ademola Adeniran Sagamu ll state constituency.

Lagos Reporters gathered that Adeyanju entered the Assembly chamber with the mace in company of other lawmakers.

The fierce looking lawmakers immediately settled down and faced the singular legislative business of the day which was to impeach Mr Oluomo.

Eighteen out of the 26 members voted in support of the impeachment.

Both the Clerk and the Deputy Clerk, Mr Deji Adeyemo and Mrs Funmilayo Adeyemi, respectively, were also at the plenary.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after his emergence, the new speaker, Elemide explained that the people of the state should expect the best from him.

He said, “we are law-abiding legislators. We want the world to know that there is now a change in leadership.

“Eighteen members signed for me to be the Speaker. People should remain calm. We are in custody of all the authority of the House. We are saying that the new leadership will support the governor.

“The governor does not know anything about this impeachment. This is our decision as legislators and a new leadership has emerged.”

Also speaking with newsmen, Damilola Soneye, representing Obafemi Owode state constituency, noted that the office of the Speaker was to be first among equals.

He further noted that the Speaker was impeached following his alleged gross misconduct which bothers on high handedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance, poor leadership style, financial misappropriation and inciting members against themselves.

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