Ekiti Lawmakers impeach deputy Speaker, passes ‎2019 budget




The law makers in Ekiti State have  removed Hon. Segun Adewumi   as the deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly for alleged gross misconduct.

Adewumi, representing Ekiti West constituency I in the assembly who was elected on June 6, 2015 as number two man in the Assembly was removed for the second time on Thursday by his colleagues.
The law maker had earlier been removed in 2017 by pro-Ayodele Fayose lawmakers for alleged disloyalty. 

When Governor Kayode Fayemi took over in October 16 2018, he was reinstated back to his former position after suspension.

This was after  the then Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, his deputy, Sina Animasaun and  12other People’s Democratic Party(PDP)  members .Adewumi  was removed again for the second time having been accused of disloyalty and causing of disaffection among  lawmakers.
A Source in the assembly said: “He was removed during the plenary for committing some offences”.

Adewumi was impeached for gross legislative misconduct at the House plenary in Ado-Ekiti.

Hon Olaposi Omodara representing Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency 1 waselected as the new Deputy Speaker by members present at the plenary.

The Leader of Government Business, Hon.Gboyega Aribisogan, moved themotion for the impeachment of the Deputy Speaker and was seconded by Hon Akinniyi Sunday, while the motion for the appointment of the newvDeputy Speaker was moved by Hon Olanrewaju Olayoju and seconded by HonCecelia Dada.

Meanwhile, the House  has passed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N129.9billion, submitted to the Assembly by the State Governor, DrKayode Fayemi on the 21st of December, 2018.

The passing of the bill followed the presentation of a report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation at plenary in Ado-Ekiti.

Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee Hon Badejo Anifowose identified several key areas in the budget that included thedesire of the Fayemi administration to establish an effective and efficient strategy to revamp the state economy.

He remarked that the year 2019 budget estimates were also structured to improve the state Internally Generated Revenue and block allillicit leakages of accruals to government purse.

Hon Anifowose said the sum of N72.7 billion of the budget goes to recurrent while #57.2 billion will be expended on capitalexpenditures.
He expressed confidence that the budget that the budget will lay the needed foundation to actualise the four – point agenda of the stategovernment.
He remarked that the  Committee would embark on a quarterly monitoring and tracking of the budget.

The budget was unanimously passed by the Lawmakers after the Leader of Government Business,  Aribisogan moved the motion for its passage.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Hon Adeniran Alagbada  praised his colleagues for their prompt action on the budget proposal, and urgedthem to remain steadfast towards making the entire people of the state benefit adequately from the dividend of democracy.

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