The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday suspended one of its members, Gboyega Aribisogan, for 180 legislative days, for allegedly being disloyal to Governor Ayo Fayose, and for associating with “opposition elements”.
The lawmaker, who is the former chairman, House Information Committee, was also barred from holding any position of responsibility in the house during the period of his suspension.
All benefits associated with his office were also suspended, just was barred from the assembly complex.
“His conducts henceforth will determine further actions on him,” the house declared.
The suspension was sequel to the adoption of the report and recommendations of a seven-member Ad Hoc panel constituted by the Speaker of the House, Kolawole Oluwawole, which was submitted to the Ethics and Privileges Committee.
The panel investigated allegations of “gross misconduct and acts capable of destabilising the House” made against Mr. Aribisogan by the House Leader, Tunji Akinyele.
Samuel Omotosho, who is now the new chairman of the house committee on information, told journalists on Thursday that Mr. Akinyele had “unholy alliance” with those who had constituted themselves as enemies of the state government and presented false information for pecuniary gains and cast aspersions on the house.
He said the action of Mr. Aribisogan was capable of destabilising the peace and orderliness of the state.