Friday, January 15, 2021

Appeal Court orders reinstatement of suspended Ondo state lawmakers

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The Court of appeal sitting in Akure has dismissed the stay of execution suit filed by the Ondo state House of Assembly against the judgement of the High court reinstating suspended members of the state assembly.

Justice Folayemi Omoleye who queried the appellants for bringing a frivolous suit consequently directed the Ondo state House of Assembly, to as a matter of urgency allow the suspended members to resume their legislative functions without any hindrance.

The lawmakers were suspended in the wake of an internal crisis in the state house of assembly in August.

Consequently, the Assembly led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun suspended the lawmakers over what it described as gross misconduct and indiscipline.