The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly , Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan has been impeached and suspended indefinitely by members of the assembly.
In his replacement, the members elected a female lawmaker, Hon.
Olubunmi Adelugba as the new Speaker.
Aribisogan was elected the Speaker of the house last week Tuesday, October 15 when he polled 15 votes to defeat Olubunmi Adelugba of Emure Constituency who polled 10 votes.
However, 17 of the 25 members of the house made a U-turn during today’s plenary by electing Adelugba the new Speaker.
Adelugba had earlier lost out to Aribisogan on October 15.
Aside the election of the new Speaker, the house also elected Hon. Johnson Oyekola Bode- Adeoye (a k a JOBA) as the Majority Leader of the house while the new Chairman of Appropriation is Hon. Lateef Akanle (Kongo)
The house also clamped indefinite suspension on Aribisogan and six other members of the indefinitely.
Those suspended with Srbisogan are Tajudeen Akingbolu ,Goke Olajide Yemisi Ayokunle ,
Adeyemi Raphael Ajibade,
Kemi Balogun and
The house also hurriedly passed a supplementary budget passed while it committed the 2023 Budget Appropriation the Committee on appropriation.
Seventeen (17) out of the 25 members of the house effected the changes in the leadership of the house.
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, on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, had accused the immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi of inviting members of the state legislature to impeach him.
“The majority of members of Assembly voted for me but few of them who felt perhaps I did not follow the directive of the former governor, Dr Fayemi, thought that they would make the state ungovernable for even the administration.
“I didn’t have any quarrel with him (Fayemi). I sent a message to him even last night asking, ‘What is happening? Am I no longer one of your loyalists? Why did you not congratulate me?’
“Up till now that I’m speaking with you, he has not done anything.
“Otherwise, he has been going around calling our members to go and impeach me tomorrow. That is the truth,” Aribisogan said. (vitalnewsngr.com)