Jumoke Akindele, the embattled former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, has been forced to resign from her position, SaharaReporters has learned.
An impeccable source disclosed that Mrs. Akindele’s resignation letter, signed with five other principal officers of the Assembly and dated March 20, 2017, was officially received on Monday morning by the governor’s chief of staff, Olugbenga Ale.
“Our resignation has become imperative in the face of the new geographical configuration of the state so that peace, which is the hallmark of any administration, will continue to reign in the land.
It would be recalled that twenty aggrieved lawmakers of the Assembly had purportedly sacked Mrs. Akindele and other principal officers of the Assembly for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N15 million from the House treasury.
Fifteen members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 5 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) carried out the impeachment at the Assembly complex.
They disclosed that Mr. Makanjuola was interrogated and confessed that the money was ordered for withdrawal by the embattled Speaker.
Their decision was taken at a “kangaroo sitting” of the Assembly held on Monday afternoon amidst heavy security within and outside the parliament building.
Our correspondent observed that the factional members loyal to Mrs. Akindele were absent at the sitting held inside the Assembly’s hollow chamber.
He said that Mrs. Akindele, with the former Deputy Speaker, Fatai Olotu, and the former Majority Leader, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu, remained impeached and suspended