Ekiti House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached; I reject My Illegal Impeachment, Says OluwawoleFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, October 11th, 2018
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely a week to the inauguration of a new Governor, the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole has been impeached.
Report said Oluwawole was impeached Thursday morning with a motion moved by the three All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers with some People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Lawmakers believed to be aggrieved.
The Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi is to be inaugurated next week Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
I reject My Illegal Impeachment –Oluwawole
Meanwhile, the embattled Speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Kola Oluwawole, has described his purported impeachment as a rape on democracy and a descent to lowest level of lawlessness and illegality.
According to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Stephen Gbadamosi, Oluwawole said those who carried out the illegality were provided police cover and they prevented other members and even staff of the House from gaining entrance into the complex.
His words: “This is bizarre! In a democracy? This is the height of illegality and it can never stand. As the Speaker of the House, I supervised over the last adjournment of the House, which was carried out according to laws and laid down rules.
“I retain the power to reconvene the House and I have not done that yet. How then can some people say the House sat? This is totally illegal. The role of the police in this siege is clear. It was enemies of democracy that purported the House sat. Ekiti State House of Assembly has not been reconvened by its speaker.”
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