Hon. Balogun Akeem was on Tuesday elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
Akeem who represents Ogun Waterside State Constituency replaced Oludare Kadiri (Ijebu-North II State Constituency).
The new Deputy Speaker was nominated by a member representing Remo North State Constituency, Solomon Osho and seconded by Abayomi Fasuwa, who represents Ijebu-North East constituency.
The nomination was unanimously endorsed by other lawmakers at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Before conducting the nomination exercise, the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo, presented a report on the vacancy in the office of the Deputy Speaker.
Recall that Kadiri, was last week Thursday impeached from office over accusation of gross misconduct.
Kadiri was impeached during plenary after the committee set up by the House Speaker, Honourable Olakunle Oluomo to investigate him submitted its report.
The embattled Kadiri represents Ijebu North State Constituency 11, was removed from office following a report presented before the House by the committee chairman, Honourable Yusuf Sheriff.
The committee’s report found him guilty of gross misconduct.