The impeached Speaker has kicked against his removal which he described as illegal and a rape on democracy.
The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, has been impeached by 14 members of the legislature.
Oluwawole and Deputy Speaker, Sina Animasun, were impeached by lawmakers during the Assembly’s plenary session on Thursday, October 11, 2018. They were impeached for alleged abuse of office and mismanagement of the resources of the House among other reasons.
Some members of the Assembly were also suspended as Adeniran Alagbada has been installed as the new Speaker and Segun Adewunmi as the new Deputy Speaker. Animasaun had been elected Deputy Speaker in May 2018 after Adewunmi was impeached for alleged gross misconduct, lack of leadership quality and acting in a way that could destabilize the state
The impeached Oluwawole has kicked against his removal which he described as illegal and a rape on democracy.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Stephen Gbadamosi, he said the illegal process of impeachment was helped by security operatives who barred some members from gaining access into the chamber.
The impeachment is reported to have been instigated by the three lawmakers of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) in collaboration with aggrieved members of the People’s Democratic Party (APC) which Oluwawole belongs to.