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Abioye Deborah Olajumoke
200Level, Nigeria.
Speaker , Ondo State House of Assembly , Mr . Bamidele Oloyelogun ; and his Deputy , Mr . Iroju Ogundeji , have been impeached.
Both leaders were impeached on Friday on allegations of “gross misconduct .”
Iroju Ogundeji was impeached earlier this year, but he was later reinstated .
Their impeachment was related in a tweet on the Twitter handle of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress , @Ondo_ APC , on whose platform both were elected in 2015.
See the tweet :
Ondo State APC
The Ondo state Speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun & Deputy, Iroju Ogundeji of the house of assembly has been impeached. Both were impeached over gross misconduct.
The deputy speaker lroju Ogundeji was impeached earlier this year & later reinstated.
More details soon...
1 1:01 PM - Nov 9, 2018
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According to the News Agency of Nigeria, lawmaker, Sunday Olajide (APC - Akure Constituency 2 ), moved the motion for the impeachment; while another lawmaker, Oluyede Feyide (APC - Ose Constituency ) seconded the motion .
After the impeachment of the two officers , the lawmakers elected Mr . Olamide George (APC - Akure North Constituency) as the new Speaker , while lawmakers Abimbola Fajolu (APC - Ile Oluji/ Oke Igbo Constituency) emerged as the Deputy Speaker .
The changes were effected in a rowdy plenary session where Jumoke Akindele (APC - Okitipupa Constituency 2 ) was picked as the Acting Speaker , prior to the emergence of the new leadership .
In his inaugural speech, the new Speaker , Olumide George, said that the impeachment of the two leaders was aimed at correcting certain lapses in House , including misconduct, and not a witch- hunting of anyone.
NAN also reports that 18 lawmakers , out of the 26 members of the House , carried out the impeachment; while policemen were stationed around the premises to forestall any breakdown of law and order .


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