On Tuesday, Ondo Assembly deputy speaker, Mr. Iroju Ogundeji, was impeached from office as Ondo crisis goes worse.
Ogundeji was removed during a closed-door plenary session, held within the chamber.
It was gathered that immediately after Ogundeji was removed, a representative from Odigbo Constituency 2, Mr. Samuel Aderoboye was elected as the new deputy speaker of the House.
Aderoboye once served in the same position between 1999 and 2003.
Ogundeji who was accused of gross misconduct harmful to the progress of the House, was among the nine lawmakers who opposed the impeachment notice served on the State Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi a few months ago.
Ogundeji while commenting on his removal from office on Tuesday, described the action of his colleagues as illegal.
He maintained that it was done “in an anti-parliamentary manner as the Assembly did not have the required number of members to carry out the removal.”
He continued, “What they have done today (Tuesday) was illegal.
“Before they can carry out such action, the House must have a two-third majority which they did not have because the nine of us that were against the impeachment notice are still together and were not in the Assembly when the decision was taken.
“So where did they get the number of members that signed the resolution? I challenge them to publish the names of those that signed the resolution. So, they have committed an illegality.”