Ekiti Assembly suspends PDP Lawmaker for 6 weeks over alleged misconduct
The Ekiti Assembly House of Assembly has suspended former Deputy Speaker and member of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Hon Segun Adewumi, for six weeks over alleged legislative misconduct.
The suspension of the the former Deputy Speaker, who represents Ekiti West constituency 1 in the House of Assembly, was attributed to undue interruption of the speaker, Hon Adeniran Alagbada while presiding over the House at the plenary on Tuesday.
Adewunmi was said to have engaged the Speaker in hot altercation, a situation which provoked the Speaker and earned him (Adewunmi) an immediately suspension order in accordance with section 17 of the house’s standing order.
According to the Speaker, the former Deputy Speaker during the period on suspension will be prevented from participating in any plenary session, but could only involve in off- plenary activities of the house.
“I am still the presiding officer of this house and it constitutes an infraction for any member to interrupt me when I preside, except you have an observation to make.
” But with what transpired today, it seems Hon. Adewumi did not make any observation but only wanted to stall this proceeding and he is hereby banned for six weeks”.
Other lawmakers in their submissions agreed with the action, saying the Speaker acted in accordance to the spirit and letters of the constitution and standing order of the house.
After the pronouncement, the lawmaker was said to have been ushered out of the hallowed chambers by the sergeant-at-arms.
Meanwhile, a bill for a law to repeal Ekiti state official logo amendment law number 28 of 2014 and to re-enact Ekiti state government official logo law 2011 was passed by the Assembly.
The bill which passed through the first reading was subjected to the second reading where it was debated by members and consequently passed through the third reading.
Also, the Ekiti state development and investment promotion Agency Bill 2019 also passed through the first reading and committed to another legislative day for further legislative processes.
However, the screening and confirmation of some Political appointees at the House fixed for today was shifted on the request of the Executive.