- The councillors of Ijebu East LG of Ogun State have impeached Hon. Wale Adedayo, the suspended Chairman of the local government
- The Leader of the Legislative Council of the local government, Hon Fasheyi Akindele confirmed this development through a statement issued on Thursday, September 14
- According to Hon Akindele, the embattled council boss was suspended after he owned up to several allegations levelled against him
Ijebu, Ogun state – The suspended chairman of Ijebu East Local Government, Wale Adedayo, has been impeached.
The embattled chairman was impeached by councillors on Thursday, September 14, for alleged financial misappropriation and diversion of council funds, among other allegations made against him, Channels TV reported.
This was contained in a letter signed by the leader of the house, Ijebu East Local Government, Fasheyi Akindele.
According to Akindele, after series of invitations by the House, which were ignored in the past, Adedayo eventually appeared before the legislative council as the councillors continued their probe of the chairman.
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Eleven councillors, were said to have participated in the session, during which Adedayo was impeached.
After about three hours of deliberation, the impeachment of the chairman was put to vote. Five councillors voted for his impeachment, four voted against, with one abstention.
Therefore, the leader of the house pronounced Adedayo impeached as the chairman of Ijebu East LG, Vanguard reported.
But in his response, the impeached chairman maintained that the councillors were acting a script.
DSS releases suspended Ogun LG chairman
Adedayo, who spoke with The Punch in Abeokuta shortly after he was released, disclosed the reason why he was summoned by the secret police.
The politician revealed he was summoned by the DSS based on a petition written against him that he was making inciting comments that could jeopardize public peace.
Ogun council chairmen prostrate for Abiodun
Legit also reported on an incident in Ogun which drew notable attention on social media when council chairmen in the state prostrated to beg Governor Abiodun over a petition written by one of them.
In a petition, Wale Adedayo, the chairman of the Ijebu East local government area of Ogun state, alleged that the governor was withholding the allocation of the LGAs in the state.