Princess Olajumoke Akindele
The Ondo House of Assembly has sacked the honourable speaker and the deputy over a case of abuse of office.
The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Princess Jumoke Akindele and her Deputy, Alhaji Fatai Oloutu, were late last night impeached by 20 out of the 26 members of the assembly in what many described as a “palace coup”, according to the New Telegraph.
This was the second time within a year that the Speaker who represented Okitipupa State Constituency and her Deputy who represented Akoko North-East constituency would be facing the wrath of their colleagues as they were impeached by 18 out of the 26 members of the assembly in March 2016.
The members who sat at the Assembly complex elected Mr Malachi Coker representing Ilaje constituency 1as acting Speaker while Ayo Arowele representing Owo Constituency 11 was elected as the Deputy Speaker.
This development was coming less than a month to the inauguration of the administration of Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), a member of the Assembly, Otunba Olugbenga Araoyinbo representing Akoko North-West Constituency 11, told Saturday Telegraph, that members of the assembly numbering 20 impeached both the Speaker and her deputy yesterday evening.
The impeachment exercise, it was learnt, was carried out within the assembly’s premises with the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Bode Adeyelu, present during the sitting.
Among the members who signed the impeachment notice according to sources in the Assembly included all the five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 15 out of the 21 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).