Ondo 2020: Assembly suspends ZLP lawmaker

Ondo 2020: Assembly suspends ZLP lawmaker

The only lawmaker elected on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) into the House of Assembly, Leonard Tomide Akinribido, has been suspended.

Akinribido, who represents Ondo West Constituency 1, was suspended over alleged gross misconduct and use of vulgar words against Speaker Bamidele Oleyelogun in the hallowed chamber and on What Sapp platform.

Akinribido was ordered to drop official documents in his care and also asked to stay away from the premises of the assembly during suspension.

The assembly three weeks ago suspended three lawmakers for alleged gross misconduct. They are Deputy Speaker Iroju Ogundeji, Adewale Williams and Favour Tomomewo.

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Akinribido alleged that he was suspended for not supporting moves to impeach Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi.

He said he had already apologised for the messages he posted in a What Sapp group platform.

In a brief chat with reporters, Akinribido alleged that his suspension was politically motivated.

He described it as a witch hunt and denied pouring invective on the Speaker as alleged.

Akinribido said plot against him became thickened, as the deputy governor is planning to defect to the ZLP.

Quest News 24

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