November 17, 2014 – Speaker of Ekiti House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin was this morning impeached.
We gathered that seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) impeached him. He was not in the house at the time of the impeachment neither were 19 members of All Progressive Congress(APC).
We gathered that the speaker and 19 members of the house were prevented from entering the house while the proceeding was in progress.
Reacting to the development, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Idown Adelusi nine lawmakers sat and elected a Speaker Plenipotentiary to preside over the business of the day.
“Nine members of the House sat today to approve the commissioner nominees, Special Advisers and the Local Government Caretaker Committees for the 16 local government councils.
“There are 26 members in the House and the House standing order allows a quorum of 9 members to sit and appoint speaker plenipotentiary to preside.
“So, what transpired in the House is within the law.