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Suspended Ekiti lawmaker storms assembly to resume duty

The suspended Ekiti State House of Assembly member, Gboyega Aribisogan, stormed the parliament on Thursday to resume duty.

Aribisogan was suspended for 180 legislative days on October 6, 2016 for alleged anti-party activities.

The lawmaker representing Ikole Constituency 1 stormed the assembly complex to resume duty on Thursday and headed for the Office of the Clerk, Tola Esan, where he submitted a letter conveying the decision of his constituency that he should resume work.

But the Assembly did not sit.

Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Aribisogan said he had resumed duty in accordance with the wishes of the people of his constituency, whom he said had read the House Standing Rules and the constitution and discovered the illegality of his suspension by his colleagues.

Aribisogan said, “I have resumed at the Assembly and I want to say without any fear of contradiction that they have no right to suspend me for 180 days. The Standing Rules say they have no right to suspend me for more than 14 legislative days.”

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