Trouble looming…As Ogun Assembly sacks Gov Amosun’s Commissioner for Works and infrastructure; See Details…

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a  vote of no confidence on the State commissioner for works and Infrastructure, Architect Lekan Adegbite, for alleged misconduct.

Ogun State House of Assembly
Ogun State House of Assembly

The House also asked the state governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to place the Commissioner on immediate suspension.

It was gathered that the embattled Commissioner had on Thursday morning, had open confrontation with the deputy speaker of the House, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Committee Room during a meeting with the commissioner on the situation of roads in Ogun state.

The Committee of the whole House, headed by the deputy speaker, had on Tuesday summoned four Commissioners which included Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Lekan Adegbite, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jide Ojuko, Budget and Planning, Mrs. Adenrele Adesina and Special Duties, Barrister Leke Adewolu, over the state of roads in the state.

Angered by the Commissioner’s action, the House at the siting, presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraj Adekunbi, unanimously passed the vote of no confidence on Adegbite.

Moving the motion, the Majority Leader, Hon. Yinka Mafe, said “given the totality of the submission of over two-third majority of members of this House and deriving its power from the provisions of the Constitution, Section 192, this noble House hereby resolve that in the opinion of the House, a vote of no confidence is hereby passed on the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, for his misconduct and being unfit and improper to be a commissioner.

“And this honourable House hereby advise His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to immediately suspend the commissioner and cause him to hand over all the paraphernalia of office to the Permanent Secretary and cease to parade himself as a commissioner of Ogun State”.

The motion was seconded by Hon. Tunde Sanusi, representing Obafemi-Owode state constituency.

The sitting however was not lacking in drama, as the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, was barred from making any comment on the floor of the House.

All efforts by the Speaker of the House to prevail on members to allow the SSG speak were resisted as members chanted “no, no”.


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