High Court Nullifies Suspension of Ondo State Lawmaker

High Court Nullifies Suspension of Ondo State Lawmaker

The Ondo State High Court, Akure, has nullified the indefinite suspension slammed on a lawmaker in the state, Mr Tomide Akinribido, by the state’s House of Assembly.

Akinribido, a member of Zenith Labour Party, who represents Ondo West Constituency I in the Assembly, was one of the nine lawmakers, who opposed the impeachment of deputy governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi, a few months ago.

He was suspended indefinitely in August by the leadership of the Assembly over alleged gross misconduct.

The aggrieved legislator approached the High Court to challenge the action of the Assembly.

Justice Ademola Bola, who delivered the judgment on Thursday, ruled that the Assembly had no power to place an indefinite suspension on lawmakers.

He said the Assembly could only regulate actions of its members and mete disciplinary actions.

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