Ondo Assembly Crisis Eases as Speaker, Principal Officers Resign


James Sowole in Akure
The tension caused by the leadership crisis in the Ondo State House of Assembly is gradually dissipating, as the Speaker,  Hon. Jumoke Akindele, yesterday resigned her position along with other principal officers.

The resignation, THISDAY learnt, came on the  heels of reconciliation between the two warring factions of the assembly.

The resignation letter signed by Akindele and other principal officers, was addressed to the Clerk of the assembly, Bode Akinyelu, and copies sent to the Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The letter of resignation of the principal officers was officially received this morning yesterday by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

The other factional leadership of the House is expected to do same to pave the way for the election of new principal officers of the assembly.

However, the factional speaker, Malachi Coker, who leads the other group, presided over a plenary session of the assembly with members of his group in attendance while members of the Akindele’s group boycotted the sitting.

Other officers that resigned with Akindele are the Deputy Speaker, Fatai Olotu,  the Majority Leader, Dayo Akinsoyinu,  the Chief Whip, Kwmisola Adesanya.
In the letter,  the officers said they took the decision in the interest of peace and in view of political configuration.