The Ondo State House of Assembly on Friday impeached its Speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji.
Assembly man Sunday Olajide (APC-Akure Constituency 2) moved the motion for the impeachment, while Assemblyman Oluyede Feyide (APC- Ose Constituency) seconded the motion.
After the impeachment of the two officers, the lawmakers elected Assemblyman Olamide George (APC-Akure North Constituency) as the new Speaker, while Assemblymen Abimbola Fajolu (APC- Ile Oluji/Okeigbo Constituency) emerged as the Deputy Speaker.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the changes were effected in a rowdy plenary session where Jumoke Akindele (APC-Okitipupa Constituency 2) was picked as the Acting Speaker, prior to the emergence of the new leadership.
In his inaugural speech, the new Speaker, Olumide George, said that the impeachment of the two leaders was aimed at correcting certain lapses in House, including misconduct, and not at witch-hunting anyone.
NAN also reports that 18 lawmakers, out of the 26 members of the House, carried out the impeachment, while policemen were stationed around the premises to forestall any breakdown of law and order.