SPEAKER of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been been impeached and further suspended by the members of the Ekiti Assembly.
The House immediately elected Olubunmi Adelugba as the new Speaker of the House, with seventeen members out of the twenty-five members electing Adelugba.
Prior to the impeachment members of the House were in a heated controversy over the death of Funminiyi Afuye, the former speaker of the House and this led to the Assembly Complex been sealed.
It would be recalled that the former Speaker of Ekiti Assembly died of cardiac arrest last month at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital.
This led to the emergence of Aribisogan as the new Speaker of the House after an election was conducted.
According to Aribisogan, he noted that: “The majority of members of Assembly voted for me but few of them who felt perhaps I did not follow the directive of the former governor, Dr Fayemi, thought that they would make the state ungovernable for even the administration.”
He also added: “I didn’t have any quarrel with him (Fayemi). I sent a message to him even last night asking, ‘What is happening? Am I no longer one of your loyalists? Why did you not congratulate me?’
“Up till now that I’m speaking with you, he has not done anything. Otherwise, he has been going around calling our members to go and impeach me tomorrow. That is the truth.”