…orders Aribisogan to withdraw case from court

By: Gloria Ogbu

Traditional rulers in Ekiti State have intervened in the crisis rocking the state’s House of Assembly, urging the impeached Speaker, Rt. Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, to withdraw the suit he has filed against his sack from office from the court.

NEWSTODAY gathered that Aribisogan dropping the case was part of the five-point resolution arrived at during a peace meeting brokered by the Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers to resolve the dispute brought about by change in leadership in the Assembly.

The Ekiti Obas led by their Chairman, the Onisan of Isan Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon, in the resolution with the two sides charged Aribisogan to go back and join his colleagues and forget about laying claim to the position of Speaker for the Assembly to move forward and the State to enjoy peace.

In response to the resolution by the Monarchs, Aribisogan said that he went to court inorder to clear his name noting that he is not going to come back to the House saying “once somebody is impeached, he cannot be elected until after 10 years.”

He however said that he would go back to his lawyers and feed them back with the resolution of the Ekiti Obas.

Seventeen (17) members including Speaker Adelugba attended the meeting on the side of the majority members while Hon Tajudeen Akingbolu attended with Aribisogan on the side of the minority.