- It seems that the Ondo state House of Assembly is all-out to instil discipline among lawmakers in its chamber
- The state's legislative body on Tuesday, August 4, suspended a lawmaker, Tomide Akinribido, for alleged gross misconduct
- The House also suspended some lawmakers about a month ago for a similar offence
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Following reports of misconduct, the Ondo state House of Assembly has suspended a lawmaker, Tomide Akinribido, representing Ondo West constituency 1.
Akinribido's suspension came about a month after three lawmakers were suspended by the House.
Reports have it that the lawmaker, a member of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), was suspended for making use of improper language during plenary.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Irioju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly and another member of the House, Adewale Williams, had been suspended by the leadership of the Assembly.
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.
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