Ekiti Assembly Impeach Speaker, Elect New Speaker


Ekiti Assembly Impeach Speaker, Elect New Speaker

According to reports, Ekiti State Assembly has impeached its speaker, elect new speaker.

Independentng reports that Ekiti State Assembly Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been impeached and suspended indefinitely by members of the Assembly.

Olubunmi Adelugba, who is the favoured candidate of immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi has now been elected as the new speaker.

17 out of the 25 members impeached the Speaker and elected a new one.

The Assembly Complex had been sealed as members were embroiled in a controversy following the death of the former speaker, Funminiyi Afuye.

66-year-old Afuye died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital on October 19 after suffering cardiac arrest.

A month after his demise, the parliament held an election and Aribisogan, who is the representative of Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly and a two-term lawmaker, emerged after defeating Adelugba.

Aribisogan had claimed Fayemi is behing the plot to impeach him so as to have Adelugba as Speaker.