- Seats of 2 lawmakers in the Ondo state house of assembly have been declared vacant over alleged anti-party's activities
- The 2 affected lawmakers are Favour Tomomewo representing Ilaje constituency II and Success Torhukerhojo of the Ese Odo constituency.
- Tomomewo is the only female lawmaker in the Ondo state house of assembly and was part of the 9 lawmakers who did not sign the impeachment process of the ex-deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi
Akure, Ondo - The Ondo state house of assembly has declared the seats of two lawmakers vacant on Tuesday, August 9.
The lawmakers are Favour Tomomewo representing Ilaje constituency II and Success Torhukerhojo of the Ese Odo constituency, Nigerian Tribune reported.
Why Ondo lawmakers' seats are declared vacant
The lawmakers were suspended due to the letters from their ward level.
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The letter was addressed to the state's chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and forwarded to the House of Assembly.
The letters were read by the clerk of the house, Taye Benjamin, who declared their seats vacant and ordered a letter to be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Ondo lawmaker who refused to sign impeachment process suspended
Tomomewo is the only female in the state house of assembly and among the lawmakers who refused to sign the impeachment process against the former deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi.
The 9 lawmakers who opposed the signing of the impeachment were suspended from house activities, while 4 of them were reinstated in December 2020.
Ahead of the party’s primaries last May, Tomomewo, joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Insecurity: Ondo state governor extends enforcement of CCTV installation in public places
Legit.ng earlier reported that the government of Ondo state announced the intention to ensure the commencement of the enforcement of the new executive order, which was signed into law on Wednesday, June 22.
As it was gathered, the new executive order mandated business owners, schools, and religious organisations to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) devices on the premises.
The state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, August 2, disclosed that his administration would be extending the enforcement of the new order till Thursday, September 1.