Hoodlums invade Ondo Assembly amid speaker, deputy’s sack

Hoodlums took over the Ondo House of Assembly on Friday following the removal from office of Speaker Bamidele Oloyelogun and , Ogundeji Iroji.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hoodlums humiliated lawmakers, and journalists as they had a field day in of the heavy presence of personnel.

Oloyelogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, and Ogundeji, representing Odigbo Constituency II, were removed by two-third majority of the assembly amid rancour.

The two lawmakers were said have been impeached over alleged “gross misconduct and incompetence”.

Meanwhile, Olamide George, representing Akure North Constituency, elected as the new Speaker and Abimbola Fajolu, representing Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo, as the new Speaker by that removed the two principal officers.

Fatai Olotu, a member of the group and representing the Akoko North East, told journalists that both men had been sworn in.

However, the impeached speaker, who later held a plenary with group shortly after the hoodlums chased away the new faction, said he remained the speaker of the Assembly as impeachment did not follow due process.

Oleyelogun urged supporters and people of the remain calm and be law-abiding, insisting that the impeachment would not stand.

He said the elected speaker and 15 other members of the assembly had been suspended for ‘unruly conduct’ and that the assembly activities had been adjourned indefinitely.(NAN)