BEVERLY HILLS, March 04, (THEWILL) – Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Dare Kadiri, has been impeached for alleged “gross misconduct.”
Kadiri, who represents Ijebu North State Constituency 2, was impeached on Thursday during plenary.
About 22 lawmakers of the House had last week signed a petition for his impeachment.
The plot to sack him thickened on Monday when an ad-hoc committee was set up by the Speaker, Kunle Oluomo, to investigate the allegations against Kadiri.
Partly accused of “gross misconduct”, Kadiri was expected to respond in writing to the Investigation Committee headed by Hon. Yusuff Sherrif
Meanwhile, the impeached Deputy Speaker, has dismissed his purported removal as an “infraction,” stressing that it is “grossly unconstitutional and illegal.”
Kadiri, in a swift reaction to his impeachment, said he was already consulting with his lawyers with a move to challenge the “infraction” that the purported removal represents.
He urged his teeming supporters, constituents and members of the APC in Ijebu North II State Constituency to remain calm as the issues that threw up his impeachment would be sorted out.
He said: “I just received the news of my purported impeachment based on the report of an ad-hoc committee set up by the Ogun State House of Assembly. The development, to say the least, was grossly unconstitutional and illegal.
“However, I have initiated consultation with my lawyers to fashion out the best possible way to address this infraction. I urge my teeming supporters, constituents and members of my political party in Ijebu North II State Constituency to remain calm as the issues that threw up this unwarranted action are sorted.
“In whatever capacity I find myself now or in the future, I remain committed to the ideals of a functional legislature, tenets of democracy and good governance.”