- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied involvement in the alleged invasion of the Ondo state Assembly
- The speaker and his deputy were accused of gross misconduct, incompetence and impeached on Friday
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied involvement in the crisis that occured at the Ondo state House of Assembly after the removal of the Speaker and his deputy which led to the invasion of the House by hoodlums.
Bamidele Oleyelogun, the speaker of the Ondo House of Assembly and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji, were on Friday, November 9, removed from their position, which led to the violent invasion of hodlums, Premium Times reports.
Despite claims in some quarters that the governor and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress ochestrated the removal of the Assembly leaders, Governor Akeredolu insisted that he knew nothing about the removal or the thug invasion that followed afterwards.
Speaking with journalists, the chairman House Committee on Information, Fatai Olotu, said the removal of the speaker was done in good faith and in the interest of the state, Premium Times reports.
He said: “The two- third of the members of the Ondo state House of Assembly today removed the speaker and his deputy over their incompetence to run the affairs of the house.
“I want you to know that changing leadership is an inherent right of members of the house. The two officials have shown great incompetence in running the affairs of the house.
“They ran the house aground financially and committed a lot of financial impropriety that members can no longer condone."
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Olamide George, representing Akure north constituency, took over speaker's job, while Abimbola Fajolu, representing Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo, is now the deputy speaker of the Assembly.
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