The Ekiti State House of Assembly members have sacked their Speaker, Gboyega Aribisogan,and in his elected its first female, Olubunmi Adelugba.
Aribisogan was sacked on Monday and immediately replaced by Adelugba. The impeachment and replacement were done by seventeen out of the 25 members.
The Assembly Complex was earlier sealed as members were embroiled in a controversy following the death of the former Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye.
Afuye, 66, had died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital on October 19, after suffering cardiac arrest.
A month after his demise, the parliament held an election and Aribisogan, who is the representative of Ikole 1 Constituency in the Assembly and a two-term lawmaker, emerged.
Aribisogan had accused former Governor Kayode Fayemi of sponsoring some lawmakers to sack him.
The embattled speaker, who spoke on a Channels TV programme, ‘Sunday Politics’, alleged that the former governor was against his emergence because he was perceived as a traitor.
He claimed that some lawmakers loyal to Fayemi had perfected plans to impeach him on Monday (today) during plenary.
The former leader of Government Business, who emerged as speaker having polled 15 votes to defeat his rival, Bunmi Adelugba, said happenings in the Assembly since his emergence were plotting to remove him from office and impose Adelugba.