By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been impeached.
The Speaker was removed from his position and suspended indefinitely on Monday, after 17 out of the 25 members of the assembly voted in favour of his impeachment.
The lawmakers immediately elected Olubunmi Adelugba as the new Speaker.
The development came hours after Aribisogan accused the immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, of masterminding a plot to impeach him.
He said Fayemi was colluding with seven lawmakers to impeach him on Monday.
On November 15, Aribisogan, who represents Ikole state constituency 1, was elected as the new Speaker of the Assembly.
He replaced Funminiyi Afuye, who died in October after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest.
Twenty-four hours after he was sworn-in, the police laid siege on the assembly complex over claims that some persons were planning to attack the lawmakers.
In an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Aribisogan said he had appealed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali, to speak with the police command in Ekiti State to reopen the assembly.