Ogun Assembly Ratifies Oluomo’s Impeachment, Swears in New Speaker

The Ogun State House of Assembly ratified the impeachment of the former speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, during Tuesday’s plenary. All 22 members present at the session voted in favor of the impeachment. The plenary was presided over by Deputy Speaker Bolanle Ajayi (APC-Yewa South).

Musefiu Lamidi (APC-Ado Odo Ota 11) presented the report of the committee tasked with investigating the allegations against the former speaker. Lamidi emphasized that the committee’s objective was to ensure a fair hearing rather than a witch-hunting mission, as conveyed to Oluomo during the proceedings.

During a press briefing on Monday, Oluomo raised concerns about the composition of the committee, stating that some members lacked the right to be part of it. He pointed out that these members were among the 18 individuals who initially signed the impeachment notice against him.

“Having observed that the committee turned down his request, he walked out on the committee to avoid responding to further questions from the committee,” Lamidi said.

“The committee observed that the attitude of the speaker shows that he has no regard for the committee and by extension the House of Assembly.

“His attitude is a clear admittance of the allegations contained in the impeachment notice served on him which includes financial impropriety, high-handedness and lack of focus among others,” he said.

According to Lamidi, the committee found him guilty of all allegations levelled against him and consequently recommended that he should be impeached.

Lamidi, thereafter, moved the motion for the adoption of the report which was seconded by Oluseun Adesanya (PDP-Ijebu North-East).

The deputy speaker threw the resolution back to the house and the 22 members in attendance affirmed the removal of Oluomo as the speaker through the majority vote.

“With the majority vote of 22 members, I hereby confirm that Oluomo stands Impeached and removed as the speaker of the Ogun House of Assembly,” the Deputy Speaker said.

Adegoke Adeyanju (APC-Yewa North 1), thereafter, nominated Oludaisi Elemide (APC-Odeda) as the new speaker and was seconded by Adeniran Ademola (APC-Sagamu11).

Elemide took the Oath of Office and was officially sworn-in to replace the impeached Speaker.

The new speaker, while addressing the House, promised all-inclusive leadership, urging the members to see themselves as one and work in unity for the progress of the state.

Earlier, the deputy speaker had read a letter of impeachment notice served to Oluomo which was signed by 25 members out of the 26 House of Assembly members.