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Respite has come the way of the impeached Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Jumoke Akindele, as her removal has been reversed after the intervention of the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

Speaker Jumoke’s impeachment was reversed alongside those of other principal officers of the Assembly.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mr Olamide George, at a news conference in Akure.
“On Tuesday, 8th of March, 2016, sizeable number of members of Ondo State House of Assembly met on some burning issues touching on the leadership of the House.

“Before plenary today, Wednesday 9th of March, 2016, members, at a larger and official gathering, met to review the situation.

“They consequently resolved to allow the status quo ante on the leadership of Ondo State House of Assembly as at 7th March 2016 to remain,” George said.

He reiterated the fact that the House of Assembly remains united, cohesive and alive to its constitutional responsibilities, adding that the issue of leadership of the House was the internal.

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