Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lawmaker Suspended For Interrupting Ekiti Speaker

The Ekiti Assembly House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Segun Adewumi, representing Ekiti West constituency 1, for six weeks for alleged legislative misconduct.

The suspension of the lawmaker was attributed to undue interruption of Speaker Adeniran Alagbada, while presiding over the House at the plenary on Tuesday.

Following the verbal exchange, the Speaker was said to have exercised his powers and suspended him from plenary session in consonance with section 17 of the Assembly’s standing order.

According to the speaker, the former Deputy Speaker during the period on suspension will be prevented from participating in any plenary session but could only involve in off- plenary activities of the house.