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Ogun lawmakers mull suspension of ex-speaker for challenging impeachment

The immediate past speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, who was impeached last week, is currently faced with a fresh battle as a plot to suspend him emerged on Tuesday. 

Daily Trust reports that Oluomo was impeached formally last week Tuesday by 25 out of 26 members of the assembly. 

In his stead, Elemide Oludaisi, representing Odeda Constituency, was elected and inaugurated as the speaker. 

Oluomo, representing Ifo I Constituency, had thereafter dragged the assembly to court over his removal, which he labelled ‘illegal.’ 

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But on Tuesday, a member representing Abeokuta North State Constituency, Babatunde Tella, moved a motion co-sponsored by five other lawmakers, seeking the suspension of the former speaker for 14 (Legislative) days. 

Tella, who is also the assembly’s Deputy Chief Whip, said Oluomo had breached the Legislative Powers and Privileges Act of 2018 by dragging the assembly to court without the required three months written notice to the Office of the Clerk of the legislative house. 

The Minority Leader, Lukman Adeleye, and three other members, Adegoke Adeyanju, Oluseun Adesanya and Waliu Owode, spoke in support of the motion. 

However, the new speaker stepped down the motion, urging his colleagues to consider the mood of the state as well as the efforts of Governor Dapo Abiodun in addressing the challenges of the state.

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