Ex-Ekiti Assembly Deputy speaker suspended for ‘arguing’ with Speaker

A former Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Adewumi was on Tuesday suspended for engaging in an heated argument with the Speaker, Hon. Adeniran Alagbada.

Adewumi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Ekiti West Constituency 1 was suspended for six months.

His offense was attributed to undue interruption of the speaker, Hon Adeniran Alagbada while presiding over the House at the plenary on Tuesday.

Provoked by Adewumi’s attitude, the Speaker handed the suspension order in accordance with section 17 of the house’s standing order.

During the period of suspension, Adewumi will be prevented from participating in any plenary session, but can only involve in off- plenary activities of the house.

“I am still the presiding officer of this house and it constitutes an infraction for any member to interrupt me when I preside, except you have an observation to make.

‘’But with what transpired today, it seems Hon. Adewumi did not make any observation but only wanted to stall this proceeding and he is hereby banned for six weeks,” the house resolved.

Other lawmakers in their submissions agreed with the action, saying the Speaker acted in accordance to the spirit and letters of the constitution and standing order of the house.

After the pronouncement, the lawmaker was said to have been ushered out of the hallowed chambers by the sergeant-at-arms.