Thursday, 14 June 2018

Lawmaker Suspended For 'Sleeping On Duty, Absenteeism' in Ekiti STATE

A member of the Ekiti State Assembly House identified as Sunday Akinniyi, District II of Ikere, who was also charged with sleeping for service and absenteeism, has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly conducting himself violently in the plenary.

According to PREMIUM Times, the house made the decision to suspend the legislator, who was recently removed as Chief Whip, after receiving a report from his ad-hoc disciplinary committee headed by Fajemilehin Ayodele.

The report indicated that Akinniyi was involved in "violent behavior against other members, absenteeism, sleeping on duty, gross abuse of office, anti-party activities and engaging in activities capable of overthrowing the dignity of the House."

It was discovered that Akinniyi is suffering political persecution with his suspension coinciding with the political tensions in the state of Ekiti in the battle of who becomes governor on July 14.

It is said that the legislator who is the oldest member of the house is an associate of a former PPD governor, Dayo Adeyeye, who has now moved to the Congress of all the progressives.

Another lawmaker who had sympathy for Adeyeye, Adewumi said, was also recently dismissed as Vice President.

Wednesday's suspension came after reports that Messrs. Adewumi and Akinniyi had planned to defect to APC.

In his report presented to the assembly, Fajemilehin said that all efforts aimed at getting the legislator to defend themselves were aborted due to their refusal to accept the invitation of the committee.

The call for his suspension was unanimous in the plenary, after they reprimanded Mr. Akinniyi for his "highly improper" conduct.

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