With just few days to the expiration of the 9th Assembly, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oloyeloogun, has resigned.
The letter of resignation which was obtained by Persecondnews on Friday, was signed and addressed to the Clerk of the House.
Oloyeloogun has been the speaker of the state assembly
Persecondnews earlier reported that the embattled former speaker, who has been Speaker for five and half years, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in April, at an Akure High Court over alleged theft of N2.4 million collected for a seminar in Lagos which he did not attend.
The letter reads: “Please permit me to inform you that I, Rt. Hon. Oleyelogun, Bamidele David, ceases to function as Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly. This follows my decision to resign from the position with effect from today (Thursday).
“As you are aware, this Honourable House has always discharged its constitutional obligations as one indivisible family. That was the spirit that propped me to the exalted position as Speaker. It is in light of that same spirit that I resign from the position.
“May I use this medium to express my appreciation to all my colleagues who have been wonderful partners in progress. I must say I enjoyed their enviable and uncommon support for the period I held sway as Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly.
“I will extend same level of support and loyalty to whoever succeeds me as Speaker of this Honourable House. Thanks, and please accept the assurances of my highest regards.”