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Ondo Assembly to Reinstate suspended lawmakers – Appeal court ordered

by Mustapha Olamide
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A Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo capital on Wednesday, attacks the motion for stay of execution filed by the leader of the state House of Assembly after a lower court had ordered to restore the suspended three members of the House.

Three members of the Assembly, which included Deputy Speaker Mr. Iroju Ogundeji, Mrs. Favor Tomomewo and Mr. Wale Williams, suspended by the leadership of the House to the alleged offense.

Ogundeji represent, Odigbo Constituency 1, Tomomewo representing Ilaje Constituency 2 while Williams is from the state of Ondo West Constituency 2 in the Assembly and they are all members of the All Progressive Congress(APC).

They are also among the nine Lawmakers who opposed the impeachment notice embattled Deputy Governor of the state, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, a few months ago.

In protest, embattled legislators approached the High Court to challenge the actions of the Assembly against them.

The Court, in its judgment, decide that the suspension was illegal and asked the Assembly to reinstate them and pay them all their rights.

Parliament, however appealed the lower court decision and filed a motion for stay of execution at the appeallate court.

In the appeals court’s ruling, Justice Olabisi Omoleye described appellant’s prayer as frivolous and ordered that the Assembly should immediately allow members of the House be suspended to resume their legislative functions without any hindrance.

In reaction, the Deputy Speaker, Iroju Ogundeji describe the judgment as justice for humanity.

He said, “What happened today (Wednesday) showed that the hopes are still alive in the judicial system of the nation.”

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