Thursday, 4 March 2021


  Embattled Deputy Speaker of Ogun Assembly Dare Kadiri has been impeached for alleged “gross misconduct.”

He represents Ijebu North State Constituency2

Last week, no fewer than 22 lawmakers signed a petition for Kadiri’s removal.

The details newsgathered that plots to sack him thickened on Monday when an ad-hoc Committee was set up by Speaker Kunle Oluomo to investigate the allegations against Kadiri.

Part of the allegations against him include “gross misconduct.”

He was expected to respond in writing to the Investigation Committee headed by Hon. Yusuff Sherrif.

The Deputy Speaker was impeached on Thursday morning during plenary.

Reacting to his impeachment, Hon Kadiri also known as Maba was impeached after the ad-hoc committee set up by the house found him guilty of allegations levelled against him

It could be recalled that Hon Kadiri has for some time now been at the logger head with the Secretary to Ogun State government.

The crisis got to climax last week when the former Deputy Speaker was accused of leading some thugs to invade the home of the SSG at Oru Ijebu, a development that led to his been detained for almost two days at the Police Headquarters in Eleweram, Abeokuta.

Reacting, Hon Kadiri said the action is illegal while threatening to involve his lawyer

"I just received the news of my purported impeachment based on the report of an ad-hoc committee set up by the Ogun State House of Assembly. 

"The development, to say the least, was grossly unconstitutional and illegal. 

"However, I have initiated consultation with my lawyers to fashion out the best possible way to address this infraction. 

"I urge my teeming supporters, constituents and members of my political party in Ijebu North II State Constituency to remain calm as the issues that threw up this unwarranted action are sorted. 

"In whatever capacity I find myself now or in the future, I remain committed to the ideals of a functional legislature, tenets of democracy and good governance".

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