Youths Protest Suspension of Lawmaker in Ondo


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Commercial and vehicular activities came to a halt for several hours Saturday evening in Omuo Ekiti, when Ekiti East Local Government youths stage a protest against the alleged suspension of Mr Ojo-Ade Fajana representing the area from the state House of Assembly.

The House recently suspended the legislator for a period of 101 legislative days without pay, in the first instance, “except he shows signs of genuine remorse”.

The embattled lawmaker was also barred from being within one kilometre radius of the Assembly complex and that he must submit all properties of Ekiti State House of Assembly in his custody to the clerk of the House.

Another member representing Ikole Constituency 1, Mr Gboyega Aribisogan, who had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), had last year been suspended over gross misconduct.

According to the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Samuel Omotoso, the suspension came into force after the disciplinary committee set up by the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, to investigate Ojo-Ade submitted its report at plenary.

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