- Ondo state House of Assembly has suspended its deputy speaker, Irioju Ogundeji
- Adewale Williams, a member of the House, was also suspended by his colleagues
- The two lawmakers were sacked because of their alliance with the embattled deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi
Irioju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly and another member of the House, Adewale Williams, have been suspended by the leadership of the Assembly.
The Nation reports that both lawmakers were among the nine lawmakers that kicked against impeachment move against deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi.
Legit.ng gathered that they were suspended for alleged unruly behaviour.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that 14 members of the Ondo state House of Assembly wanted Ajayi impeached.
It was reported that the lawmakers accused the deputy governor of gross misconduct, abuse of office with actions likely to bring down state government, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duties and other assignments, the altercation with the state's commissioner of police.
The lawmakers also alleged that Ajayi's actions on Sunday, June 21, could cause a breach of peace, adding that he attempted to incite the citizens against the state government and false claims against the state House of Assembly.
They made reference to a publication dated Tuesday, June 23, by his sacked aide, Babatope Okeowo.
According to the lawmakers, Okeowo maligned the credibility of the legislative arm of government with false allegations of cash inducement.
The lawmakers also hinged their impeachment move on a petition from the Ondo state chapter of the APC on the alleged defection of the deputy governor to the PDP.
Ajayi defected to the PDP and he was cleared to participate in the party's governorship primary. The deputy governor may want to use his position to further weaken the ruling party while he builds his new political home, the PDP.
A key example was his recent desperation to take over the governance of the state from Governor Rotimi Akeredolu after the governor tested positive for Covid-19.
He had even given the governor the ultimatum to hand over to him before the latter announced that he had recovered and tested negative for the disease seven days after he was confirmed positive.
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