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Osun Speaker opens up on plot to impeach him over fund misappropriation

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Osun Speaker opens up on plot to impeach him over fund misappropriation
Mr Kunle Alabi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Mr Timothy Owoeye, says there is no impeachment plot against his principal over an alleged misappropriation of fund.

Alabi spoke against the backdrop of the report in a section of the media about an intense plot by some aggrieved lawmakers to remove Owoeye over an alleged N40 million Christmas gift to them by Gov. Ademola Adeleke.

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Osogbo, he described the allegation as baseless and a mere fabrication.

According to him, there is no rift between the speaker and his colleagues as being falsely reported.


Osun Speaker opens up on plot to impeach him over fund misappropriation

“The relationship between the speaker and other lawmakers remains cordial contrary to unfounded reports in some quarters that the assembly is in crisis.

“All the allegations raised against Owoeye were mere speculations.

“The speaker has been transparent and fair on every affair relating to the welfare and activities of the house.

“As far as Osun Assembly is concerned, we are one, irrespective of the change in government.

“Money matter cannot create any division among the lawmakers.

“Whatever the assembly got were its legitimate earnings,” Alabi said.

The lawmakers accused Owoeye of misappropriating the governor’s largesse.

They reportedly alleged that the speaker gave each of the 26 lawmakers N250,000 and a bag of rice only, hence the alleged plot to remove him.

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