The Ogun state Legislative Council of Ijebu East Local Government on Thursday impeached Hon. Wale Adedayo, the local government’s suspended chairman, on charges of mismanagement and fund misappropriation.
Adedayo was impeached when he showed up before the Councillors at their invitation following claims of mismanagement and fund diversion, according to a statement released by the Leader of the Legislative Council, Hon. Fasheyi Akindele.
“The statement read “The councillors of ijebu East Local Government of Ogun State, earlier today, impeached the suspended Chairman of the local government, Hon. Wale Adedayo, over allegations of financial misappropriation and diversion of council funds, amongst other allegations made against him.
“After series of invitations by the House, which were ignored in the past, Adedayo eventually appeared before the legislative council today as the councillors continued their probe of the chairman.
“The suspended Chairman owned up before the full house of 11 councilors, that he diverted Federal allocations sent to the Council by the State Government and used them for purposes other than what the State Government approved.
“Adedayo also agreed that he spent the Council funds till August 2023, even when the budget was yet to be approved, whereas the laws only allows him to spend till March 2023.
” Adedayo also opened-up that he used N5.2 million to produce 20 pieces of chairs and tables instead of the 290 chairs that the money was meant for as approved by the state government.
“On the issue of illegal levies and stickers to commercial transport operators in the Local government, Adedayo said he thought the House had passed the Bill to that effect, but the Leader of House reminded him that a bill, if passed by the the House, would have been jointly signed by the Leader of the House and the Council Chairman.
“That the chairman has run foul of the laws of the land, specifically the Ogun State Local Government Laws 2006 and committed serious impeachable offences was therefore established”.
The Chairman’s impeachment was placed to a vote after around three hours of discussion. Four councillors voted against his impeachment, one abstained, and five councillors voted in favour.
“Therefore, the Leader of the House, Hon. Fasheyi Akindele, pronounced Hon. Wale Adedayo impeached as the Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government.