Ogun Lawmakers Explained Reason Why Oluomo Was Removed - The People's Voice


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Ogun Lawmakers Explained Reason Why Oluomo Was Removed

By Kemisola Abdul-Azeez, Abeokuta

The 18 members of the Ogun State House of Assembly who signed the impeachment notice of Rt. Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo as the Speaker of the House, have disclosed reason why he was removed from office.

The members who cut across both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Oluomo was removed for gross misconduct bothering on high handedness; lack of focus and transparency; arrogance and poor leadership style; financial misappropriation and inciting members of the House against one another.

The House on Tuesday morning had erupted into frenzy as 18 out 26 members of the House announced the impeachment of the former Speaker during a plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Bolanle Ajayi.

During the plenary attended by 21 members, Oludaisi Elemide, representing Odeda State Constituency, was elected as the new Speaker

Adegoke Adeyanju, Yewa North 1 had moved the motion for the Speaker’s impeachment while it was seconded by Mr Ademola Adeniran representing Sagamu 2 State Constituency.

Adeyanju had entered the Assembly chamber with the maze in company of other lawmakers.

Speaking to newsmen after his emergence as the new Speaker, Elemide said that the people of the state should expect the best from him.

”We are law abiding legislators. We want the world to know that there has been change in leadership.

“18 members signed for me to be the Speaker. People should remain calm. We are in custody of all the authority of the house. We are saying that the new leadership will support the governor.

”The governor does not know anything about this impeachment,” he said.

Speaking to newsmen on the reasons for the removal of Oluomo, Hon. Damilola Soneye representing Obafemi Owode State Constituency, noted that the office of the Speaker is to be first among equals.

”The Speaker was impeached due to gross misconduct which bothers on high handedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance and poor leadership style, financial misappropriation and inciting members against themselves,” he said.

The Clerk and the Deputy Clerk, Mr Deji Adeyemo and Mrs Funmilayo Adeyemi were also at the plenary.

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