Olakunle Oluomo, the embattled Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, has insisted that he remains the speaker of the house.
Oluomo stated this while addressing the journalists at his residence inside the legislative quarters in Abeokuta on Friday.
reports that Oluomo was impeached on Tuesday, over alleged financial misappropriation by 18 out of the 26 members of the assembly.
A lawmaker representing Odeda constituency, Hon Daisi Elemide, was elected as the new speaker.
However, addressing the allegation on Friday, the embattled speaker insisted that his impeachment remains illegal, noting that he has approached the court to seek redress.
“I remain Ogun State House of Assembly’s Speaker. Some members have continued to terrorise me after my emergence for the second term as speaker. I believe that members have the right to elect speaker, but the due process must be followed.
Two of the lawmakers wrestled the mace from the sergeant-at-arm, before forcing their way into the chambers to carry out the illegal impeachment.
“Even if they want to impeach me, they ought to have served me notice. They later served me the impeachment notice after the purported impeachment
“I’m ready to face the panel to defend myself, but until that is done, I remain the speaker.
I have filed a suit asking the court to determine whether the Speaker of the Assembly could be impeached through a gestapo style,” Oluomo said.