The Ekiti State House of Assembly has declared that the impeachment of its former Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan was legal and constitutional, contrary to the position canvassed by some Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN).
Some senior lawyers including Chief Afe Babalola, Chief Wole Olanipekun, Femi Falana and four others, had on Wednesday, in a joint statement, described action leading to Aribisogan’s removal from office as illegal and unconstitutional.The assembly, in a statement by its Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, stated that the action taken by the senior lawyers was one-sided and biased.
Aribasoye added that the advice of the legal luminaries that Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, who was duly elected by 17 members should stop parading herself as the Speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, was unwarranted.