Ibadan North LG Councilors Impeach Leader Over Misconduct, Swears In Akindele Olaolu As New Speaker

Ibadan North Local Government Councilors have impeached the Leader of the house Kazeem Onatunji known as Eku and all other principals of the house.

He was impeached on Thursday during a plenary session at the Legislative Building in Ibadan North Local Government, by 8 Councilors.

The 8 Councilors out of the total 12 Councilors agreed and voted his removal as the leader of the legislative arm of Ibadan North local government.

According to the lawmakers, the Speaker was impeached on allegations of gross misconduct, abuse of office, and high-handedness.

The Councilor representing ward 1, Olaolu Akindele, has been elected and sworn in as the new Speaker and Leader of the House.

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It was further revealed that the speaker was impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high-handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.

A list of Councilors who voted and agreed to the impeachment of the former leader includes:

Hon. Isaiq Mudashiru Olaolu Representing Ward 4

Hon. Adeagbo Oluyemisi Representing Ward 8

Hon. Hamisu Nafiu Dodo Representing Ward 6

Hon. Lateef Muideen Agunbiade Representing Ward 12

Hon. Oyadoyin Oluwasegun Micheal Representing Ward 9

Hon. Akindele Olaolu Amos Representing Ward 1

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Hon. Akanni Olawunmi Abiodun Representing Ward 2

Hon. Balogun Olayinka Ajoke Representing Ward 10.

Furthermore, at the plenary with the presence of the mace, new principal officers to run the affairs of the house were immediately sworn-in, and asked to start the running of affairs immediately.

The newly sworn-in principal officers of the house are;

Hon Akindele Olaolu Amos as Speaker / Leader

Hon Balogun Olayinka Ajoke as Deputy leader

Hon Yemisi Ogunkeyede Adeagbo as majority leader

Hon Oyadoyin Oluwasegun Michael as minority leader

Hon Isiaq Mudashiru as Chief Whip

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In an earlier development, Councilors of Ibarapa North LG earlier on Tuesday, March 29th staged a peaceful protest accusing their Chairman, Adedoyin Oloyede Adeoye of marginalisation.

The protesters were seen at the secretariat chanting solidarity songs while armed with placards.

Some of the inscriptions read; “No more marginalization”, “No more cheating”, “Allow us to Perform our constitution duties”,  “306 days in government without an office”, “we’ve been sitting under a tree”, “the leader of the legislative arm deserves respect”, among others.


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