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Ekiti Deputy Speaker Impeached Over Alleged Gross Misconduct



The Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Segun Adewumi was on Thursday impeached from his position for alleged gross misconduct.

LEADERSHIP recalled that it was the second time that Adewumi, who is representing Ekiti West constituency I in the Assembly was removed from the position in four years.

The lawmaker, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on June 6, 2015 as deputy speaker was removed for the first time in 2017 by pro-Ayodele Fayose lawmakers for alleged disloyalty.

Few week after Governor Kayode Fayemi came on board in October 16 2018, he was reinstated following the suspension of the then Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, his deputy, Sina Animasaun and  12 other People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers.

Sources close to the Assembly said, “He was removed during the plenary for committing some offences bothering on alleged disloyalty and causing of disaffection among lawmakers.”

Adewumi was impeached for gross legislative misconduct at the House plenary in Ado-Ekiti.

The lawmaker, who was representing Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency 1, Hon Olaposi Omodara was subsequently elected as the new Deputy Speaker by members present at the plenary.

The motion for the removal of the Deputy Speaker was moved by the Leader of Government Business, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan and was seconded by Hon Akinniyi Sunday.

The motion for the appointment of the new Deputy Speaker was moved by Hon Olanrewaju Olayoju and seconded by Hon. Cecelia Dada.

Meanwhile, the House has passed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N129.9 billion, presented by the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to the Assembly on the 21st of December, 2018.

The appropriation bill was passed following, the presentation of a report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation at the assembly plenary in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday

Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee Hon Badejo Anifowose identified several key areas in the budget that included the desire of the Fayemi administration to establish an effective and efficient strategy to revamp the state economy.

He remarked that the year 2019 budget estimates were also structured to improve the state Internally Generated Revenue and block all illicit leakages of accruals to government purse.

Hon Anifowose said the sum of N72.7 billion of the budget goes to recurrent while N57.2 billion will be expended on capital expenditures.

He expressed confidence that the budget that the budget will lay the needed foundation to actualise the four – point agenda of the state government.