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Oluomo’s impeachment has vindicated me – Ogun ex-Deputy Speaker



Ex-Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Dare Kadiri, says he has been vindicated by the impeachment of the former Speaker of the state Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo.

The former lawmaker also described the development as a victory for the residents and indigenes of the state.

Oluomo was impeached on Tuesday on the grounds of alleged gross misconduct which bothers on high handedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance, poor leadership style, financial misappropriation and inciting members against themselves.

Both Kadiri and Oluomo became political enemies in the 9th Assembly over irreconcilable issues bordering on the finances of the Assembly as well as leadership style.

In 2022, Kadiri had accused Oluomo of forging his signature to defraud the Assembly to the tune of N50 million.

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The development led to Kadiri’s impeachment as deputy speaker and his eventual suspension.

Earlier, Kadiri had visited the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, where he indicted Oluomo for financial misappropriation.

In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST, Kadiri expressed satisfaction with the impeachment of the ex-Speaker, noting that the grounds on which he was impeached were the same reasons he fell out with him during the 9th Assembly in the state.

“Everyone knows how Hon Osho and myself were assaulted, disgraced and victimised when Oluomo was Speaker at the Ogun State House of Assembly. But with this latest development the whole world must have seen what we were saying at that time.

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“The allegations upon which he was impeached were almost the same thing with the grounds for my grouse against him then. He talks to people anyhow, divides the Assembly, trying to paint some as the governor’s boys while tagging some others as anti-government.

” These were the things I was shouting against then! But people seem not to understand me or maybe I was the one who wasn’t presenting my case well but thank God we all can understand now.

“The same maltreatment I faced is the same thing the current deputy speaker is facing. So going by what has happened, I have been vindicated and yesterday was one of my happiest days on earth. I couldn’t sleep, there were different calls from different quarters, some even apologised to me yesterday that they misunderstood me.

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“This is a victory for all of us in Ogun State and our democracy. We just have to salvage our country, corruption cannot just continue to thrive in our system and we expect that development will take place.”