BREAKING: Ekiti Assembly impeaches Aribisogan, elects first female Speaker


 

The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, has been impeached.

Aribisogan was removed from seat barely six days in office.

He was impeached and suspended indefinitely by seventeen lawmakers, for blocking the passage of the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Bill.

Aribisogan was immediately replaced by the Assembly Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba from Emure Constituency, who was unanimously elected new Speaker by all the 17 lawmakers present at a plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Hakeem Jamiu.

The oath of office and the oath of allegiance was subsequently administered on Mrs. Adelugba, who became the first female Speaker in the history of the Assembly, since return to democracy in 1999.

More to come..

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