Ondo Assembly Reverses Impeachment Of Deputy Speaker
The impeachment of the Ondo State Deputy Speaker, Iroju Ogundeji has been reversed by the house after a plea of reversal from the Governor of the state and Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun .
It will be recalled that Naija News reported earlier today that governor Rotimi Akeredolu had written to the house on behalf of the dismissed Deputy Speaker urging the lawmakers to please reverse their decision.
The reversal of the impeachment was moved in a motion by the Majority Leader, Hon. Gbenga Araoyinbo and seconded by Hon. Fatai Olotu from Akoko North East Constituency.
The lawmakers also confirmed the report stating that the reversal was as a result of the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians including leadership of APC in the state, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun amongst others.
Hon. Ogundeji was impeached by his colleagues for being at loggerheads with the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyeloogun.
He was among the 18 lawmakers who defected to the ruling party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shortly after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu became governor in February 2017.
Fajolu’s nomination, on the other hand, was moved by Hon. Isreal Olajide, and was seconded by erstwhile Speaker, Hon. Jumoke Akindele.
He was immediately sworn in by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyeloogun.
Fajolu represents Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo constituency in the Ondo State House of Assembly.