Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju has veeb impeached by the State Assembly.
Iroju, who represents Odigbo Constituency I, was impeached at the plenary session yesterday and replaced with Samuel Tona Aderotoye from Odigbo Constituency II, who is occupying the office for the second time.
The impeachment came, barely 24 hours after the Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kolawole Olawoye was sacked by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Hon. Iroju’s impeachment was signed by 20 out of 26 lawmakers of the Assembly.
The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun hinged the impeachment on gross misconduct that brought disrepute to the House.
The impeachment of the deputy speaker has polarized the stakeholders, many believed that it was sheer victimization, and because of the botched process to have Gov. Akeredolu’s former Deputy, Ajayi removed was the reason for Hon. Iroju’s impeachment.