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Ondo Assembly suspends Deputy Speaker as Majority Leader resigns

THE Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday suspended Deputy Speaker Iroju Ogundeji, for alleged gross misconduct. Majority Leader Jamiu Maito (Akoko Northwest) resigned his position.

Two other members  – Adewale Adewinle (Ondo West 2) and Mrs Favour Tomomewo (Ilaje Constituency II) – were also suspended.

The letter of suspension was read by Mr Bode Adeyelu, the Clerk of the House, during plenary.

Speaker Bamidele Oleyelogun said the suspended members violated the Standing Rules of the house, adding that this could bring it into disrepute.

Oleyelogun, who directed the suspended members to submit all documents of the House in their possession, also advised them to stay away from the Assembly complex.

The suspension was put into voice vote but the sitting came to an abrupt end after a rowdy session.

Chairman, House Committee on Information Olugbenga Omole, said the Assembly resolved to suspend the three lawmakers at a parliamentary meeting after Tuesday’s sitting.

According to Omole, majority of the members passed the resolution.

But reacting to the suspension, Ogundeji accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the state Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Ade Adetimehin of being behind the suspension.

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