Oyo East Local Government Councilors have impeached the Leader of the house Hon Ademola Okunade Idowu and suspended other 03 (three) Councillors of the house for 6 months, over gross misconduct, abuse of office, high-handedness and anti -party activities.
In a report made available to Heritage Echo news correspondence, he was impeached today (Tuesday) during a plenary session at the Legislative Building in Oyo East Local Government, by 6 Councilors.
The 6 Councilors out of the total 10 Councilors agreed and voted his removal as the leader of the legislative arm of Oyo East local government.
According to the lawmakers, the Speaker was impeached on allegations of gross misconduct, abuse of office, and high-handedness.
The Councilor representing ward 01, Adeniyi Asimiyu, has been elected and sworn in as the new Speaker and Leader of the House.
Other three members suspended are;
- Hon. Olayinka Saheed Olatunde (Ward 02),
- Hon Adebayo Saheed (Ward 07), Hon
- Abd’Wasiu Mustapha WASPA (Ward 08)
It was further revealed that the speaker was suspended over allegations of high-handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.
A list of Councilors who voted and agreed to the suspend of the former leader for 6 months includes:
- Hon Adeniyi Asimiyu (Ward 01)
- Hon Lasisi Kazeem Akinkunmi (Ward 03)
- Aboderin Musa Akala (ward 05)
- Hon Ayesebotan Yusuf (ward 09)
- Hon Rasheed Mumini (Ward 04)
- Hon. Adebayo Akinkunmi (Ward 06)
At the plenary with the presence of the mace, new principal officers to run the affairs of the house were immediately sworn-in, and asked to start the running of affairs immediately.