By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Akure, (An24) – Embattled Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Jumoke Akindele,on Monday, March 20, forwarded her resignation letter to the House.
Recall that Akindele and other principal officers of the Assembly had been impeached in January over alleged fraud but they refused to step down.
The deputy speaker, Fatai Olotu; the Majority Leader, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu; Deputy Majority Leader, Obadiah Vincent; Whip, Adesanya Kemisola, and Parliamentary Secretary, Towase Kuti, also resigned their portfolios.
The resignation of the principal officers was contained in a single letter addressed to the Clerk of the House and dated March 20.
A copy of the letter was submitted to the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
“We the undersigned hereby resign our positions as principal officers of this august house.
“Our resignation has become imperative in the face of the new geopolitical configuration of the state so that peace which is the hallmark of any administration will continue to reign in the land.
“Moreover, we are desirous of moving the state forward for the benefit of our people.
“We thank the members of management and staff of the assembly for the opportunity given to us to serve.” it added.