After Impeachment Drama, Ekiti Lawmakers Elect Female as New Speaker
POLITICS DIGEST – The first female Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly has been elected.
She is Olubunmi Adelugba, lawmaker who represents Emure Constituency.
Adelugba was elected following the impeachment of Gboyega Aribisogan, who spent just six days in office.
After the death of the former speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, the Assembly was engulfed in a controversy as the parliament was taken over by the police in the wake of the crisis.
The former speaker had earlier accused former Governor Kayode Fayemi of plotting to oust him, adding that there was plan was to use seven out of the 25-member House of Assembly to impeach him.
He told reporters at the sideline of the speakers’ conference in Abuja that he is the newly elected Speaker of Ekiti state. He said he was called from Ekiti that some people have taken over the House of Assembly by the Nigerian police to institute an impeachment process illegally so as to create crisis in Ekiti state.
“The two of us contested for the seat I scored 15, my opponent scored 10. I won and I was duly sworn in as Speaker. Things were normal and peaceful before the invasion of the Ekiti state House of Assembly by the Nigerian police,” he said.
According to Aribisogun, people behind the alleged impeachment plot took the Clerk and the Sergeant-At-Arms to the House to effect the impeachment, which he described as illegal