Ekiti State lawmakers on Thursday impeached Dr. Adewale Omirin as their Speaker and appointed Mr. Dele Olugbemi as his replacement.
Olugbemi recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress.
The Minority Leader, Hon. Samuel Ajibola, said the decision became imperative following “Omirin and his deputy absence without official notice,” adding that “the business of the House cannot grind to a halt as government is a continuum.”
The lawmakers, according to Ajibola, found “Omirin guilty of revealing official secrets, misappropriation of Assembly funds and signing of bonds with the past executive without the knowledge of other members of the House.”
Regarding the controversy surrounding the number of lawmakers who executed the impeachment as only seven members were with the new speaker during his interaction with journalists, the new speaker said, “you can see we are seven here. Others for now just want to remain anonymous.”