The Ekiti state government today elected its first female speaker of the state house of assembly, for the first time, since the creation of the state in 1996.
The monumental feat was achieved after the members of the state assembly impeached its former speaker Gboyega Aribisogan.
The erstwhile speaker was sacked from office after blocking the passage of the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, amidst other weighty allegations.
Six other lawmakers were also suspended indefinitely, for violating the code of conduct and other acts that acts of insubordination.
The impeachment of Aribisogan was swiftly followed by the appointment of the Assembly Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba from Emure Constituency as the new Speaker by all the 17 lawmakers present during the plenary session.
The oath of office and the oath of allegiance was subsequently administered on Mrs. Adelugba, who became the first female Speaker in the history of the Assembly.
The new Speaker thanked her colleagues for finding her worthy to be elected as Speaker promising not to take the trust and confidence reposed in her for granted. She later adjourned sittings of House sine die (indefinitely).
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