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Ekiti Deputy Speaker Impeached

Hon. Adesegun Adewumi, Deputy Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly has been impeached.

Ekiti State House of Assembly

The Deputy Speaker was removed by the House at the plenary on Thursday May 23rd, 2018 alongside the Chief Whip, Hon. Akinniyi Sunday.

Meanwhile, Hon. Adesegun Adewumi has been replaced by Hon. Animasaun Adesina who represents Ekiti West constituency II as the new Deputy Speaker, while Hon. Onigiobi Olawale, representing Ekiti South West Constituency I, has been appointed to replace Hon. Akinniyi Sunday as the new Chief Whip.

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The Deputy Speaker was removed because he was found to have indulged in activities capable of bringing the dignity and integrity of the House to disrepute. He was also accused of gross misconduct, lack of leadership qualities and acting in a way that could destabilize the state.

Be that as it may, the Ekiti State Speaker, Rt. Hon (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, announced that 18 members of the Assembly signed the notice of impeachment of the deputy speaker in accordance with Section 92 (2c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).