Suspended Ondo Speaker Jumoke Akindele Forced To Resign After Akeredolu's Intervention

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Suspended Ondo Speaker Jumoke Akindele Forced To Resign After Akeredolu's Intervention

The Speaker resigned after she was accused of withdrawing N15 million from the Assembly's account without the knowledge of the principal officers.

Ondo State House of Assembly has resumed sitting after nearly two months the police sealed off the assembly complex to enable the lawmakers resolve their internal crisis.

The resignation of the principal officers was contained in a single letter addressed to the Clerk of the House and dated March 20.

The lingering leadership crisis at the Ondo State House of Assembly reached a new height on Friday as the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, recognised a factional leader of the house, Malachi Coker, as the Speaker of the house.

The Governor officially received the letter of resignation which was signed by the former Speaker Akindele and five others which include, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Fatai Olotu, Majority leader, Hon Ifedayo Akinsoyinu, Deputy Majority leader, Vincent Obadiah, Kemisola Adesanya, the Whip and Towase Kuti, the Assistant parliamentary Secretary.

Mr. Coker, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was invited to the ceremony as speaker of the house despite the unresolved issues.

They disclosed that Mr. Makanjuola was interrogated and confessed that the money was ordered for withdrawal by the embattled Speaker.

Meanwhile, the aggrieved lawmakers have authenticated Malachi Coker from Ilaje constituency as the new Assembly Speaker.

They also appointed Ayodeji Arowole as the new Deputy Speaker and Olamide George as the Majority Leader of the crisis ridden Assembly.

The Assembly was reopened for sitting after a month of closure by the Ondo State command of the Nigeria Police Force.

Mr. Busari said were it not for the governor's intervention, members of the association would still have continued with the strike action.

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