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  • Updated: November 21, 2022

Ekiti House Of Assembly Elects Adelugba Speaker After Ousting Aribisogan

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

Also, Olubunmi Adelugba has now been elected in his stead as the new Assembly Speaker.

The impeachment of Aribisogan was made possible on Monday by 17 out of the 25 members voting for the motion to impeach the Speaker and elected a new one.

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

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

A month after his demise, the legislators held an election and Aribisogan, who is representing Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly and a two-term lawmaker emerged as Speaker.

Aribisogan had on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, accused the immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi of working with 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,” Aribisogan said last night.

“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."

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