Barely two days after announcing the impeachment of Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Jumoke Akindele, and her deputy, Mr. Fatau Olotu, members of the House have reversed her impeachment.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mr. Olamide George, while addressing journalists at the Governor’s office in Akure, said the crisis in the Assembly had been resolved, stressing that the leadership of the House was still intact.
He said, “Before the plenary today, members of the Assembly at a larger and official gathering, met to review the situation and consequently resolved to reverse the impeachment of the speaker and her deputy. The House of Assembly remains united and doing its constitutional responsibilities.”
Eighteen of the 26 legislators in the state on Tuesday night signed the impeachment of Akindele and her deputy and announced Mr. Iroju Ogundeji representing Odigbo Constituency 1 as the speaker and Mr. Ayo Arowele from Owo Constituency 1 as the deputy.