The Ekiti State House of Assembly has impeached and removed Segun Adewumi, its Deputy Speaker, for alleged “gross misconduct.”
The Assembly accused him of committing several acts including personal conducts likely to bring the Assembly to disrepute, obvious threat to peace of members and obstruction of constitutional functions of ‘The House.’
His impeachment did not come as a surprise to many, as he had been marked for sanctions over his alleged adversarial posture in the house. However, a new deputy speaker, Shina Animashaun, was elected to replace him.
He was also accused of “dereliction, desertion, abscondment and abandonment of constitutional vested responsibilities of the Office of the Deputy Speaker.”
The Assembly also removed the Chief Whip, Akinniyi Sunday, from Ikere 2 and replaced him with Olawale Onigiobi from Ekiti South West 1.
The chairman, House Committee on Information, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, stated that Adewumi was removed at the Plenary, with a division list signed by two-thirds majority members and unanimously passed by the House as required by law.
“The House, in its resolution, also mandated the Clerk to ensure that the former Deputy Speaker hands over all property of the House with immediate effect,” he said.
Omotoso said further that the Assembly considered the unopposed nomination of Sina Animasaun, Ekiti West 2, as the New Deputy Speaker.
Animasaun, a native of Okemesi-Ekiti, is a 1991 Graduate of Biochemistry from the Ekiti State University.He is a Chartered Advert Practitioner and a Public Relations Consultant with several years of experience in Public and Political Administration.