My Removal Unconstitutional, Impeached Ogun Deputy Speaker Speaks


By Abiola Olawale

Oludare Kadiri, the impeached Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has reacted to his removal, describing it has “grossly unconstitutional and illegal.”

Kadiri was impeached on Thursday during the Plenary of the Ogun Assembly in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

Kadiri who represents Ijebu North constituency 2, was impeached for alleged gross misconduct.

Kadiri’s impeachment was recommended by the ad-hoc committee set up by Kunle Oluomo, Speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, to investigate the allegations against him.

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Following the reports of the ad-hoc committee headed by Hon. Yusuff Sheriff, the Ogun Assembly indicted and impeached Kadiri.

Reacting, Kadiri, said his fellow lawmakers failed to act in accordance to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

However, he assured that he is already consulting with his lawyers with a move to challenge what he termed as an “infraction.”

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He urged his teeming supporters, constituents and members of APC in Ijebu North II State Constituency to remain calm, and not take law into their hands.

In his words, “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.”

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