Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin has been impeached by seven members of the House on Monday morning according to reports.
The lawmakers were escorted into the state assembly complex by Bayelsa State-born Mobile Police Commander, Selenkere Michael, to carry out the illegal act.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti had earlier shut down Omirin’s petrol station in Ado Ekiti, along with three others, on the grounds that the location flouted environmental laws. But Omirin interpreted it as political intimidation and coercion, based on what a renegade member of the house, had told him about Fayose’s planned action, because he refused to join the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said the action will not force him to betray the people that voted him into office, adding that, he would not buckle under undue political pressure to abandon his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party for selfish and pecuniary motives.