Ekiti Assembly Speaker Aribisogan Impeached, Suspended Indefinitely

Ekiti State Assembly Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been impeached and suspended indefinitely by members of the Assembly.

Aribisogan was impeached amid tight security on Monday by Seventeen out of the 25 members.

Olubunmi Adelugba was elected as the new speaker.

Aribisogan had on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, accused former governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi of plotting with members of the state legislature to impeach him.

He said, “The majority of members of Assembly voted for me but few of them who felt perhaps I did not follow the directive of the former governor, Dr Fayemi, thought that they would make the state ungovernable for even the administration.

“I didn’t have any quarrel with him (Fayemi). I sent a message to him even last night asking, ‘What is happening? Am I no longer one of your loyalists? Why did you not congratulate me?’

“Up till now that I’m speaking with you, he has not done anything. Otherwise, he has been going around calling our members to go and impeach me tomorrow. That is the truth.”

Aribisogan, who is the representative of Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly and a two-term lawmaker, had been elected speaker following the death of the former speaker, Funminiyi Afuye on October 19 after suffering cardiac arrest.

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