Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ondo Assembly impeaches Iroju Ogundeji as Deputy Speaker, replaces him with Samuel Aderoboye



Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Iroju Ogundeji representing Odigbo constituency 1 over gross misconduct inimical to the progress of the House.

In a parliamentary resolution presented by Tomide Akinrogunde and signed by twenty members of the house, he noted that the impeachment of Iroju Ogundeji is in line with the standing order of the house hence adopted by the House at plenary.

Orange FM’s Gbenga Oluwajana reports that Rev Samuel Aderoboye, lawmaker representing Odigbo constituency 2 was elected through a majority voice vote as the new deputy speaker of the state Assembly.

Mr Akinrogunde at the floor of the house said the recent actions by the impeached deputy speaker brought the house to disrepute thus necessitating his removal as a principal officer.

The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun ruled on their impeachment of Iroju Ogundeji as deputy speaker and called for nomination where Rev. Samuel Aderoboye was elected through a majority voice vote.

The speaker also set up a panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the former Deputy Speaker to be chaired by Prince Abayomi Akinruntan.

In his acceptance speech, Rev. Samuel Aderoboye who was the Deputy Speaker of the house during the fourth Assembly pledged to work with other stakeholders towards ensuring delivery of democracy dividends to the people.

Meanwhile, Mr Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, representing Owo Constituency 1 was appointed as the new Majority leader, Mr Akingbaso Festus, representing Idanre state constituency appointed the new Minority Leader and Mr Taofeeq Mohammed is the new Chief Whip of the House.

Reacting, the former deputy speaker, Iroju Ogundeji said the process of his impeachment was unconstitutional and he remains the deputy speaker of the house.

In a statement released by the chairman adhoc committee on Information, Olugbenga Omole he noted that the house is yet to receive a copy of the court judgement on the suspended Lawmakers

In another development, the name of Commissioner nominee, Sir Charles Titiloye has been forwarded to the house and he is to appear before the Selection Committee of the Assembly on Thursday.