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Ondo State House of Assembly impeaches female speaker for Drunkenness, Arrogance & more



Ondo State speaker Hon Jumoke Akindele and Governor Mimiko

The drama in the Nigerian political sphere is second to none in the world.

This morning, Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mrs Jumoke Akindele and her Deputy, Mr Fatai Olotu were impeached.

They were impeached as a result of what 18 of the 26 lawmakers of the house deem to be “incompetence, highhandedness, drunkenness, easy virtues, lack of focus, lack of transparency, arrogance and poor leadership”.

The lawmakers subsequently elected Iroju Ogundeji from Odigbo local government as Speaker and Ayo Arowele from Owo local government as the Deputy speaker.

Vanguard reports that the impeachment exercise was done at one of the lawmakers quarters in Akure metropolis at about 10pm yesterday.

State Governor Olusegun Mimiko is said to be meeting with members of the assembly to settle the dispute.

Proof of the impeachment leaked online:

Ondo speaker impeacment letter

Photo credit: SDK


  1. Ethel

    March 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    funny set of individuals……………

  2. Kadara

    March 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    So arrogance is a reason for Impreachment lmao by the way Ondo is a PDP state before the usual people come and start making noise about Change . Easy virtue ? PDP is just as sexist , they are all equally sexist. This time we can’t blame it on Northerners or religion. Nigerian men ( and many brainwashed women) all across the Country are sexist. Bella Naija you never did a post on the Enugu assembly when a female rep tried to bring up a bill about gender quality and was shut down. The men said ” if you want gender equality go to America” . In fact they didn’t bother to vote on it because the speaker said he didn’t want her to be embarrassed by all the nays ! Those are Reps o yet Somehow all those incidences never get as much coverage or outrage

    • Jezebel

      March 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      No, of course not. Like someone succinctly put it the other day, they are “enlightened Igbo saints”. The Yorubas and Hausas, what do they know?

    • just saying

      March 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Kadara, accused judge and jury only you!!

    • Mr. Egghead

      March 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      So, impeaching a woman on account of drunkenness and incompetence among others is equivalent to sexism.
      Did you even read your comment before posting?

      On the Enugu Bill for Gender Equality, the Speaker didn’t kill the bill but left it for consideration in the future. Besides, the Bill (from snippets I’ve seen) was very vague in what it was seeking and even seem to demand for positions for women at all levels. I don’t support allocating posts solely on account of gender.
      Is it not laudable that the House even has a committee on Gender Affairs?

  3. mrs chidukane

    March 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    At least it was not done at D’rovans hotel, ring road Ibadan. Lol

  4. whocares

    March 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Incompetence I get, lack of focus (I can understand it it is obvious in her work), lack of transparency, poor leadership again we understand that .. easy virtues? arrogance? These people must think the public office is their family affair and they can do as they wish. Can they swear hands on their chest that they do not have “easy virtues” themselves and do not womanise? Drunkenness? Has she arrived at the work place stark raving drunk? How were they able to prove any of this is what I want to know.. if she is basically incompetent, then by all means remove her.. but easy virtues? as if she owes any of them a reason for how she chooses to live her life? To some extent if you are in a public office your private life will be open to scrutiny yes, however does this woman grace our newspapers with tales of her scandals? Yes? (if yes, is it Bill clinton bad?) No? This is my problem. Those other reasons for impeaching outside of the commonsensical ones says a great deal about what is going on underneath. It seems as if they regard her position as one they have given her, and can take away from her at will any time she crosses some invisible boundary. Even in government, women are still not on equal terms with their peers!!! How else can you have easy virtues and arrogance as a reason for removing a woman from public office and boldly write that down and not think maybe these two reasons are not justifiable? Male government officials. are marrying 18 year old girls, or younger, womanising, yet we have not removed any of them from power for their easy virtues and womanizing ways. How many women were signatory to that letter. I am extremely curious about this actually. My second problem is this, it seems the Nigerian government officials cannot simply do their jobs within the boundary of the law. They pass laws and justify it with such nonsense as “against the Nigerian morality” what does that have to do with the LAW, and legal issues? and now this, impeaching someone and one of the reason is “easy virtues and arrogance”? loool. I just kent!

  5. beauty

    March 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    The only thing I saw there was drunkenness and easy virtue, what is that!!! Did she ever… oh my gosh…

  6. ramat

    March 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    warrisdis? arrogance? drunkness? did she come to work drunk? easy virtues?!?! Hahahahahaha Naija will not kill me.

  7. keke driver

    March 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm


  8. oyin

    March 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Patriarchy right

  9. Smh

    March 9, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Exactly why International Women’s Day was created. Yet to find a LEGITIMATE reason for impeaching her but I’m also not surprised. This is Nigeria after all.

  10. prince

    March 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    They all have demons living in them. al of them, no exception. I just hate these politicians these days because of the hell they’re making those that put them in power go through.

  11. Dizzy

    March 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Hilarious! I need the tea on this one . But sexist though …. What is Easyvirtues ? How is that their concern? Or are the make leaders hard to get? ?

  12. Heeba

    March 9, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Easy virtues and drunkeness was she constantly drunk on the job ?.. And was she having sex in her office ,I don’t understand

  13. Tunmi

    March 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm


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