Delta Assembly Suspends Matthew Omonade Over Alleged Gross Misconduct

Matthew Omonade, the representative of Ughelli North 1 State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, has been suspended by the assembly over allegations of gross misconduct.

Speaker Dennis Guwor made the announcement during a plenary session in Asaba on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. The suspension follows a motion of urgent importance moved by Majority Leader Emeka Nwaobi. Omonade’s suspension is for a duration of 14 legislative days, as confirmed by Speaker Guwor.

“Distinguished colleagues, the member representing Ughelli North 1 State Constituency is, hereby, suspended by this Honourable House for 14 legislative days,” he said.

“By the provisions of the House of Assembly (Powers and Privileges) Law, Cap H6 Laws of Delta State, 2008 and the Standing Orders of the House, the member representing Ughelli North 1 Constituency shall forthwith withdraw from the proceedings of the House for the period of the suspension”

“The member representing Ughelli North 1 Constituency should immediately return to the management all government properties in his possession, including the official vehicle.”

“The Sergeant-at-Arms should escort the member from Ughelli North 1 out of the hallowed chamber,” he added.

The speaker constituted a committee to investigate the alleged gross misconduct of the lawmaker and give its reports to the house within two weeks.

The committee is headed by the Deputy Speaker, Arthur Akpowowo (PDP-Ethiope East) with the Chief Whip, Perkins Umukoro; Emeka Asemuta (PDP-Ndokwa East) and Mrs Marilyn Okowa-Daramola (PDP-Ika North-East) as members.