The Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, was on Tuesday impeached by eighteen out of twenty-six members of the legislative arm during the house sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Bolanle Ajayi.
Oluomo, representing Ifo State Constituency was impeached over allegations of gross misconduct, highhandedness, lack of focus and transparency, financial misappropriation and pursuit of selfish interests.
The speaker was reportedly at the June 12 Cultural Centre, in Kuto Abeokuta attending the swearing-in of customary court judges a few metres away to the assembly complex, when his colleagues moved against him, electing Oludaisi Elemide as the new speaker.
Adegoke Awoso, representing Yewa North 1, moved the motion for the impeachment of Oluomo while it was seconded by Ademola Adeniran another APC lawmaker representing Sagamu Constituency II as Adeyanju, popularly called Awoso had reportedly entered the assembly chamber with the mace in the company of other lawmakers
It would be recalled that the impeached speaker is currently standing trial over financial misappropriation of two billion naira as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had in September 2022 filed an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and stealing against Oluomo, and three other staff members of the legislative arm.
“We are law-abiding legislators. We want the world to know that there has been a change in leadership.
“18 members signed for me to be the speaker. People should remain calm. We are in the custody of all the authorities of the house. We are saying that the new leadership will support the governor.”