March 9, 2016 – Ondo State House Of Assembly Speaker Hon Jumoke Akindele Impeached At The House Of A PDP Lawmaker
Ondo House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Jumoke Akindele and her deputy, Hon. Fatai Olotu were late Tuesday night impeached by some members of the AssemblyA source in the Assembly alleged that the exercise was carried out by 18 out of 26 legislators that constituted the Assembly.
The Assembly has 21 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members while the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) has five.The impeachment was said to have been carried out around 10.30pm in a resident of one of the aggrieved lawmakers.
The letter containing the signatures of the 18 lawmakers that carried out the exercise was scanned and sent to journalists at about 11.00pm.
The lawmakers have also elected Hon. Iroju Ogundeji from Odigbo Local Government as Speaker and Hon. Ayo Arowele from Owo Local Government as the deputy speaker.
Though, no reasons was cited for the action of the lawmaker but sources within the Assembly said that the lawmakers impeached the principal officers because they have failed to fight for their interest with the State Governor Olusegun Mimiko
The source alleged that the officers had become the stooge of the governor. [Daily Telegraph]