UPDATE: Finally, Lawmakers Impeach Ekiti Speaker
POLITICS DIGEST – Gboyega Aribisogan, the speaker of the house of assembly in Ekiti state, has been impeached just six days after he was elected.
Aribisogan was removed from his position and suspended indefinitely on Monday.
17 of the 25 members of the assembly voted in favor of his impeachment and elected Olubunmi Adelugba, whom he defeated six days ago, as the new speaker.
On November 15, Aribisogan defeated Adelugba by scoring 15 out of 25 votes.
He replaced Funminiyi Afuye, the previous speaker, who died in October after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest.
Twenty-four hours after he was sworn in, the police laid siege on the assembly complex over claims that some persons were planning to attack the lawmakers.
The assembly was subsequently shut down as a result of the development.
In an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Aribisogan said he has appealed to Usman Baba, the inspector-general of police (IGP), to speak with the police command in Ekiti to reopen the assembly.
He also accused Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of the state, of masterminding a plot to impeach him.
Aribisogan said Fayemi was colluding with seven lawmakers of the state assembly to impeach him.
Hours after the interview, Ekiti lawmakers converged to impeach Aribisogan and replaced him with Adelugba.