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Ekiti Assembly Sacks Speaker

Gboyega Aribisogan, Ekiti House of Assembly Speaker, has been sacked by members of the House. Aribisogan was sacked on Monday as Olubunmi Adelugba was elected as the new Speaker. Seventeen out of the 25 members impeached the Speaker and elected a new one.

The Assembly Complex was earlier sealed as members were embroiled in a disagreement following the death of the former Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye. 66-year-old Afuye had died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital on October 19, after suffering cardiac arrest. 

A month after his demise, the parliament held an election and Aribisogan, who is the representative of Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly and a two-term lawmaker, emerged.

Aribisogan had accused former Governor Kayode Fayemi of sponsoring some lawmakers to sack him. The speaker, who spoke on a Channels TV programme, ‘Sunday Politics’, alleged that the former governor was against his emergence because he was perceived as a betrayer.

He claimed that some lawmakers loyal to Fayemi had perfected plans to impeach him on Monday (today) during plenary.

The former leader of Government Business, who emerged as speaker having polled 15 votes to defeat his rival, Bunmi Adelugba, said happenings in the Assembly since his emergence were plotting to remove him from office and impose Adelugba.

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