Our reporter| Ekiti State Assembly on Monday impeached its speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, and suspended him indefinitely.
Olubunmi Adelugba has now been elected as the new speaker.
Seventeen out of the 25 members impeached the Speaker and elected a new one.
The Assembly Complex had been sealed as members were embroiled in a controversy following the death of the former speaker, Funminiyi Afuye.
66-year-old Afuye died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital on October 19 after suffering cardiac arrest.
A month after his death, Aribisogan, who is the representative of Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly emerged as speaker.
Aribisogan had on Sunday while speaking on Channels Television accused the immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi of working with members of the state legislature to impeach him.
“The majority of members of Assembly voted for me but few of them who felt perhaps I did not follow the directive of the former governor, Dr Fayemi, thought that they would make the state ungovernable for even the administration,” Aribisogan said on Sunday.
“I didn’t have any quarrel with him (Fayemi). I sent a message to him even last night asking, ‘What is happening? Am I no longer one of your loyalists? Why did you not congratulate me?’
“Up till now that I’m speaking with you, he has not done anything. Otherwise, he has been going around calling our members to go and impeach me tomorrow. That is the truth.”
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