The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, was on Tuesday, impeached by 18 lawmakers of the Assembly.
According to an impeachment letter signed by the members of the house, the lawmakers said the Speaker was removed because of gross misconduct, and financial misappropriation among others.
The impeachment process was carried out by the lawmakers during a plenary session presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Bolanle Ajayi.
The lawmakers immediately elected Hon. Daisi Elemide, representing Odeda State Constituency, as the new Speaker of the Assembly.
The motion for his impeachment was moved by a member from Yewa North 1 State Constituency, Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju and was seconded by a member representing Sagamu 11 State Constituency, Hon. Ademola Adeniran.
The notice of impeachment reads partly, “Consequent upon the gross misconduct of MR SPEAKER which bothers on highhandedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance and poor leadership style, financial misappropriation and inciting members against themselves.
“Sequel to the gross misconduct above mentioned and in consonance with section 92 (2)(C) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Order 11 of the Standing rule of the House of Assembly, We the undersigned duly elected members of the 10″ Assembly of Ogun State House of Assembly move for the impeachment of MR SPEAKER, RT HON. OLAKUNLE TAIWO OLUOMO with immediate effect.”
In a different news, an early morning fire outbreak has destroyed property worth millions of Naira at the popular Damaturu GSM market.
As of the time of filling in this report, it has not yet been ascertained the cause of the fire outbreak as firefighters had to spend hours before controlling the fire.
Chairman of the GMS market, Malami Ali said, “Our members have lost over N150 million worth of property to the inferno”.
Police Public Relations Officer, Yobe State Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim has confirmed the incident to newsmen in Damaturu.
“Over 30 shops were completely burnt, no life was lost nor injury sustained. Cause of the fire is yet unknown”, he said.