Ekiti State Assembly impeaches Aribisogan as speaker

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Members of the Ekiti State Assembly have impeached the Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, after which they elected Olubunmi Adelugba as a replacement.

Aribisogan was impeached and suspended indefinitely by 17 out of the 25 members the State Assembly.

The Nigerian News reports that the Assembly Complex had been sealed as members were involved 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 as a result of cardiac arrest.

A month after his death, the parliament held an election and Aribisogan, who is the representative of Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly and a two-term lawmaker, emerged.

On Sunday night, Aribisogan had accused the immediate past governor, Kayode Fayemi, of plotting 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, Kayode Fayemi, thought that they would make the state ungovernable for even the administration”.

“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?”

“Till this moment, 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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