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Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by 3Ebisco: 11:00pm On Nov 09, 2018
The spokesperson of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Fatai Olotu, representing Akoko North-East state constituency at the house, has disclosed that the impeachment of the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Iroju Ogundeji was due to alleged incompetence and financial misappropriation.

Olotu who spoke with DAILY POST on Thursday maintained that within the spate of six months the former leadership exhausted N1.5 billion budgetary allocation of the house meant to last one year.

He stated that the impeachment is in accordance with the law as 18 out of 26 members of the house supported their removal, which he said formed two-third majority needed and was also witnessed by the clerk of the house, Mr. Bode Adeyelu.

He said “In accordance with the rule guiding the house and by the power conferred on members of the house, the house as at today has successfully impeached the former speaker and deputy speaker.

“Immediately after their removal, Rt. Hon. Olamide George from Akure North state constituency was elected as speaker and was duly sworn in by the clerk of the house. Rt. Hon. Abimbola Fajolu representing Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo was also sworn in.

“For the avoidance of doubt, 18 members moved for their removal, that’s to say that’s two-third of the members of the house, so we’ve fulfilled that requirement.

“There are many reasons for their removal, but I want you to know that changing leadership is an inherent right of the members of the house. But this former speaker of the house has shown great incompetence. The have run the house aground financially.

“Just for an instance as at June this year, the Speaker and the deputy speaker have exhausted all budgetary allocation for the house with the knowledge of the member which is to the tune of 1.5 billion Naira.

“It’s when we stumbled on this, a budget that is supposed to run for a year they exhausted it within six months, which was already exhausted as at June this year. They never followed due process. If you have to run the finances of the house we have cash allocation committee which is their duty. It’s the parliament that must approve such monies not the sole responsibility of the speaker.

Also, Rt. Hon. Fatai Olotu who was once a former Deputy Speaker of the house has admonished the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu not to interfere with the development.

“The speaker and the deputy are grossly incompetent in running the affairs of the house and they are in the habit of blackmailing members, because they know that their time is over.

“We have even informed the executive that we don’t want them again. But they have been telling the executive that once they are removed, the governor would be removed.

“I’ve been in the house for some time, there’s no nexus between removing the leadership of house and that of the governor. Because the governor has not committed any impeachable offence. To best of our knowledge the governor has not done anything wrong.

“You were elected by members, if the they say they no longer want you, then you comply.

“We have never seen that kind of leadership that has run the house in the manner that does not have regards for the house.

“They are lots of other things we would address the press in due course. But the house has carried out its constitutional role. We don’t have any problem with the governor; we don’t have any problem with the executive. The executive should stay out of this.

“The last time we impeached the deputy speaker, the pressure was on us. The pressure was just too much we have to reverse it. The reversal was unconstitutional, it was illegal, he stated.

Also, the new Speaker, Olamide George said that the impeachment was aimed at correcting the series of anomalies of the former principal officers.

“There are lots of undercovers going on the house and these are reasons why members have to come together and changed the leadership.

“In line with the rules of the House, two third which is eighteen members signed the impeachment of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.

“So, it is a new dawn for us. We are not fighting the government. I belong to the APC and I stand with my party” he said.

https://www.mcebisco.com.ng/2018/11/why-we-impeached-ondo-speaker-deputy.html

Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Nasa28(m): 11:01pm On Nov 09, 2018
Good.... But we all know you're lying

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by NwaAmaikpe: 11:18pm On Nov 09, 2018
shocked


As long as it was because of incompetence and financial misappropriation, that impeachment is justified.

This is a win for democracy in Nigeria.

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by gmercy713: 11:19pm On Nov 09, 2018
Those two lads that were impeached had poor support in the house from onset. If not for the Gov that interfered they would have been removed a long time ago.

BTW every speaker and aspiring ones should meet with Baba Oloye Saraki to give them tips on how to overcome impeachment saga.

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Kenekingisback: 11:20pm On Nov 09, 2018
Chop alone
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Stdaviding(m): 11:30pm On Nov 09, 2018
Has anyone seen Osho Baba? He left with my charger

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by staytravel: 11:32pm On Nov 09, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


As long as it was because of incompetence and financial misappropriation, that impeachment is justified.

This is a win for democracy in Nigeria.

Eziokwu i na-ekwu o.
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by israelmao(m): 11:34pm On Nov 09, 2018
Keep it to yourselves,we don't care.
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by searchproject(f): 11:34pm On Nov 09, 2018
Dont Tell us, Since you did not say anything before you impeached Him
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Lagosfinder(m): 11:53pm On Nov 09, 2018
They Did Well

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by humberjade: 12:03am On Nov 10, 2018
I am sure they are going for Akeredolu next...when a HOA begins to remove those loyal to a sitting Gov, know that they are up to no good...they sure are gunning for d Gov....Akeredolu watch ya back!!! grin

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by iammo(m): 12:12am On Nov 10, 2018
This new financial autonomy giving to state houses of assembly has already started causing conflicts
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by cardoctor(m): 12:16am On Nov 10, 2018
Wetin come consyn me?
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by chisani(m): 12:19am On Nov 10, 2018
The spokesperson of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Fatai Olotu, representing Akoko North-East state constituency at the house, has disclosed that the impeachment of the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Iroju Ogundeji was due to alleged incompetence and financial misappropriation

Am sure the state's cake didn't go round and some members not happy for not being carry along. That's likely the main reason for the impeachment. In African's politics, those politicians that are neglected in sharing of the public funds will always cry foul and probably instigates their colleagues against their perceived enemies. Don't forget in politics, is not permanent friend or enemy but interests that matters.
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by STAP(m): 12:23am On Nov 10, 2018
Hmmm very good

Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by AngelicBeing: 2:25am On Nov 10, 2018
Kenekingisback:
Chop alone
And die alone politicians tongue

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by sureheaven(m): 3:59am On Nov 10, 2018
Bunch of useless animals...

I’ve never heard any good news about them, they’ve never done anything for the benefit of the masses.

The only time we hear or know we have state house of assembly members is when there’s crises between them.

Always in the news for worst and wrong reasons. shocked

Tufiakwa, spit on them cool

Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by chuks000(m): 4:23am On Nov 10, 2018
Please how do I create a thread? Wanna share something
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Oma307: 5:56am On Nov 10, 2018
does Ondo have house of assembly, I almost forgot because nothing good has come out from that house

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Nasir123(m): 6:31am On Nov 10, 2018
All necesssary laws were followed.
..A very good development.
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by Gkay1(m): 6:34am On Nov 10, 2018
see gobe
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by garetz: 7:23am On Nov 10, 2018
Is that the real reason? Or is it that your stomach infrastructure was not guaranteed protected under his leadership?
Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by iyatrustee(f): 7:25am On Nov 10, 2018
The good thing about the impeachment is that the new speaker is a young man. 38yr old first timer!

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Re: Why We Impeached Ondo Speaker, Deputy – Fatai Olotu by drololaaof: 9:43am On Nov 10, 2018
When the is good no qualms,what suddenly went wrong oh MHA' S?

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