Ekiti Assembly lifts suspension on ex-Speaker, four others
The Ekiti House of Assembly on Wednesday lifted the suspension placed on its former Speaker, Mr. Kola Oluwawole .
Other members reinstated at Wednesday’ s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Adeniran Alagbada , included former Deputy Speaker, Mr. Segun Adewumi; Mr. Abiola Jeje (Ido /Osi 11), Mr. Adesina Animasaun (Ekiti West 11); and Mr. Dare Pelemo ( Ekiti East 11)
The reinstatement of the affected members followed the adoption of the report of the Appeal Panel Committee chaired by Gboyega Aribisogan (Ikole 1 )
The motion for the adoption of the report of the committee was moved by Aribisogan and seconded by Mr . Sunday Akinniyi ( Ikere 11), the News Agency of Nigeria reports .
Briefing newsmen shortly after plenary , Aribisogan , who is also the leader of the house , said the law makers reabsorbed the affected members because they had earlier written letters of apology and showed remorse .
NAN recalls that the Assembly , sometime in October 2018 , impeached and suspended the former Speaker along with 11 other members on the allegation of passage of the N 10bn Supplementary Budget of former Governor Ayo Fayose .
“ The All Progressives Congress members in the spirit of love have made it possible for the successful plenary sitting today for the reinstatement of the suspended House members.
“ Though, the Peoples Democratic Party felt that the suspended members , who are mainly from their party , should not be reinstated because of the internal crisis , APC members opposed that.
“ The affected PDP members who had earlier written letters of apology are hereby reabsorbed , ” Aribisogan said .
NAN also reports that the other business of the day was the unanimous adoption of the Harmonised South West Houses of Assembly Rules and Standing Orders .
NAN also reports that with this development , there is now uniform Rules and Standing Orders for all the southwestern states of Lagos , Ogun , Oyo , Osun , Ondo and Ekiti.
The Assembly thereafter adjourned plenary till Thursday .