The lawmaker representing Obafemi Owode State Constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilola Soneye, has said the Speaker, Kunle Oluomo, was impeached over gross misconduct.
18 of 26 members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, yesterday, impeached the Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo.
The lawmakers said Oluomo was removed for alleged high-handedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance and poor leadership style, financial misappropriation and inciting members against themselves.
The Assembly equally elected Mr Oludaisi Elemide, who represents Odeda State Constituency at the Assembly, as the new Speaker.
The plenary was presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Bolanle Ajayi.
Similarly, security personnel, including the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were in large numbers at the Assembly complex.
Vanguard reports that the lawmaker representing Yewa North 1 Constituency, Adegoke Adeyanju, moved the motion for Oluomo’s impeachment, while it was seconded by the lawmaker representing Sagamu II Constituency, Mr Ademola Adeniran.
It was also gathered that Adeyanju had entered the Assembly chamber with the Maze in the company of other lawmakers.
Expect the best from me —Elemide
Speaking to newsmen after his election as the new Speaker, Elemide explained that the people of the state should expect the best from him.
He said: “We are law-abiding legislators. We want the world to know that there has been a change in leadership.
“18 members signed for me to be the Speaker. People should remain calm. We are in the custody of all the authority of the House. We are saying that the new leadership will support the governor.
He, however, clarified that Governor Dapo Abiodun was not aware of the impeachment.
Also speaking, Mr Damilola Soneye, who represents Obafemi Owode Constituency, noted that the office of the Speaker is to be first among equals.
Soneye said: “The Speaker was impeached due to gross misconduct which bothers on high handedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance and poor leadership style, financial misappropriation and inciting members against themselves.”
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