The Ekiti State House of Assembly has suspended its Chief Whip, Sunday Akinniyi, who’s representing Ikere Constituency 2, for all the time sleeping throughout its plenary sessions.
A press release signed and launched by the Chairman, House Committee on Data, Samuel Omotoso, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday June 13th, mentioned the House suspended Akinniyi over collection of allegations levelled towards him, chief amongst which is his sleeping behavior.
Omotosho mentioned that the choice adopted a radical investigation carried out by Ayodele Fajemilehin-led committee of the Assembly.
Amongst the allegations leveled towards the sleeping lawmaker embody “breeding terrorism and violence in direction of the mace in a correctly constituted plenary session, belligerence angle and acts of bellicosity towards his colleagues and pugnacious behaviours in his constituency towards his personal folks, all amounting to gross misconduct and unbecoming of any honourable member of this House.
“The suspended honourable member was additionally repeatedly absenting himself, particularly when points regarding his constituency is slated for dialogue. Regardless of complaints of negligence from his folks, he remained adamant. The few events he introduced himself for official duties within the House, Akinniyi is within the behavior of sleeping from the start of any programme to the top to the extent that he was nicknamed ‘the sleeping honourable. A number of makes an attempt by the Speaker advising him to concentrate to his folks and his well being has been rebuffed with insults. It’s in reference to all these that this House seen the failure of Akinniyi as incompatible with the spirit of good governance and high quality illustration of the current House of Assembly and he’s hereby suspended indefinitely,” he mentioned.
He additionally suggested that whereas on suspension, Akinniyi ought to pay extra consideration to his well being and use the interval of his suspension to return out of his embarrassing sleeping syndrome by sleeping at house relatively than chasing shadows.