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Update: Ondo Deputy Speaker, Ogundeji Impeached

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The crisis rocking the Ondo State House of Assembly has seen the Deputy Speaker of the house, Iroju Ogundeji, impeached by lawmakers of the Assembly.

The motion for the removal of Iroju was moved by Tomide Akinrogunde following a parliamentary resolution where the former Deputy Speaker was alleged of gross misconduct which the lawmakers said was inimical to the progress of the Assembly.

Following the impeachment process on Tuesday, Mr Samuel Aderoboye from Odigbo Constituency 2 was immediately elected as the new Deputy Speaker.

Following the election of a new Deputy Speaker, the Assembly also witnessed major shakeups with the lawmaker representing Owo Constituency 1, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, appointed as the new Majority Leader while Hon. Akingbaso Festus, representing Idanre State Constituency is the new Minority Leader and Hon. Taofeeq Mohammed is the new Chief Whip of the House.

Meanwhile, a panel to investigate allegation of gross misconduct against Iroju has been inaugurated.

Reacting to his removal, Iroju described it as the height of Illegality which will not stand.

According to Iroju, the 20 lawmakers needed of the 26 was not met, hence the entire process was a ruse.

Source: Naija News