Ondo Assembly has suspended commissioner-nominees’ screening, The Nation report.
Sketchy details have emerged on why the Ondo House of Assembly suspended screening of Commissioner-nominees billed to continue on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the arraignment of Speaker Bamidele Oloyelegun, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was responsible for rescheduling of the screening exercise.
Nine of the nominees were screened on Monday while five were to appear on Tuesday.
A statement signed by the Chairman House Committee on Information,Youth and Sports Development, Akogun Olugbenga Omole, said the screening was suspended because the Chairman House Committee on Selection and Speaker Oleyelogun Bamidele David were indisposed.
The statement, which said the House regretted all inconveniences caused by the suspension, urged the remaining Commissioner-nominees to report promptly on the rescheduled date with all necessary documents.
It said the exercise would continue on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.
Speaker Oleyelogun is being arraigned for alleged involvement in financial impropriety to the tune of N2.4m.
He and other lawmakers were alleged to have collected and shared the money meant for a seminar in Lagos State which they never attended.
This followed a petition by a former Deputy Speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji, who urged the EFCC to investigate the fund.
However, operatives of the Olokuta Correctional Centre prevented journalists from covering the court proceedings.
They claimed that there was an order from Abuja that all correctional centres should be on red alert to prevent jailbreak.