Wednesday , November 30 2022

Ekiti Assembly Speaker, Aribisogan impeached, Adelugba elected

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

Olubunmi Adelugba has now been elected as the new speaker. Seventeen 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.

Aribisogan, had accused the immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi of working with members of the state legislature to impeach him.

Aribisogan said last night that the majority of members of the Assembly voted for him but few of them who felt perhaps he did not follow the directive of the former governor, Dr. Fayemi, thought that they would make the state ungovernable for even the administration,”

 

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