23 July 2024

We impeached Oluomo because he was denying us money – Ogun lawmakers


More revelations have emerged on the developments that led to the impeachment of the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Kunle Oluomo.

DAILY POST reported that Oluomo was impeached on Tuesday, with Hon Oludaisi Elemide appointed as the new Speaker in his place.

Oluomo had also been battling allegations ranging from financial fraud to poor leadership of the state Assembly.

Shedding more light on the development, Hon Soneye Damilola Kayode, representing Obafemi Owode Constituency, said Oluomo lied that the governor, Dapo Abiodun, was not giving the House any money.

Kayode said members found out that the Speaker was not informing them that the governor had been giving them money.

According to him, Oluomo embezzled the money given to him by the governor for the lawmakers.

He added that Oluomo kept inciting members against each other.

“We never wanted him, but the leadership of the party thought he was a former Speaker, so we should allow him to continue as a Speaker. We all agreed as faithful party persons.

“Now the situation is: Oluomo will go everywhere; he will come to us as members and tell us the governor has not approved for us any money, the governor has not given us any money, and that we should manage.

“We keep managing. We later found out that the governor had been giving us money. He takes a memo to the governor, the governor gives him money, and he comes back to tell us he did not give him any money.

“Let me give you a good example of this: the quarters allowance. When we came back, the governor gave us money for renovation. Oluomo took the remaining one and embezzled it.

“Now, 18 of us came together and said we cannot be the same. How can we manage our future? He keeps inciting members against each other. This is so bad we cannot take it any more.

“We have now changed the leadership of the House. The House is now under the leadership of Hon Elemide and we remain the same. He (Oluomo) should go and clear his name with the EFCC.”

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