Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Ondo State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension earlier placed on 15 members.
The House had, last week, suspended 15 of its members over their roles in the purported impeachment of the Speaker and his deputy, David Oleyelogun and Ogundeji Iroju, respectively.
However, at yesterday’s plenary, presided over by the Oleyelogun, the chamber resolved that the suspension should be lifted.
Oleyelogun, who announced the lifting of the suspension at plenary, hinged the decision on the intervention of stakeholders and notable political leaders within and outside the state.
Other lawmakers present at the plenary were the deputy speaker, Iroju, Kuti Towase, Jamiu Maito, Felemu-Gudu Bankole, Sunday Olajide, Abayomi Akinruntan, Oluyede Feyide and Kaseem Suleiman.
Oleyelogun explained that the decision to lift the suspension earlier placed on the 15 lawmakers was reached at a parliamentary meeting held by
members earlier yesterday, before the plenary.
The affected lawmakers are Olamide George, Abimbola Fajolu, Malachi Coker, Araoyinbo Olugbenga, Ade Adeniyi, Sola Ebiwonjumi, Olusegun Ajimotokin, Tuyi Akintimehin and Jumoke Akindele.
Others are Fasogbon Akinyele, Olugbenga Akinsoyinu, Samuel Arowele, Vincent Obadiah, Fatai Olotu and Mukaila Musa.
Oleyelogun also directed the Clerk of the House to immediately process all the entitlements of the affected lawmakers.