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Ekiti lawmakers impeach Gboyega Aribisogan; elects Olubunmi Adelugba as new speaker.

Ekiti lawmakers impeach Gboyega Aribisogan; elects Olubunmi Adelugba as new speaker.

 

He Ekiti State House.of Assembly has impeached the Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogun, six days after he was elected 8nto office.

Hon. Aribisogan was on Monday, removed and suspended after 17 out of 25 members of the Assembly voted in favour of his removal.

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The lawmakers thereafter, elected Olubunmi Adelugba as the new speaker.

The development comes hours after Aribisogan accussed Kayode Fayemi, immediate past governor of the state, of masterminding a plot to impeach him.

He said Fayemi was colluding with seven lawmakers of the state assembly to impeach him on Monday.

On November 15, Aribisogan, who represents Ikole constituency 1, was elected as the new speaker of the assembly.

He replaced Funminiyi Afuye, the previous speaker, who died in October after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest.

Twenty-four hours after he was sworn in, the police laid siege on the assembly complex over claims that some persons were planning to attack the lawmakers.

In an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Aribisogan said he had appealed to Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), to speak with the police command in Ekiti to re-open the Assembly.

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