Mr. Gboyega Aribisogan, an Ekiti state lawmaker representing the Ikole constituency and former information committee chairman was on Thursday, 6th October, 2016 barred from holding any position of responsibility on behalf of the Assembly and to lose all benefits associated with his office. The law maker was also ordered not to be seen in and around the premises of the Assembly within a radius of 1km, and he is to submit all properties of the assembly to the clerk for a period of 180 days.
Punch newspaper reports that the lawmaker was accused of divulging false information to the opposition and enemies of the state, thereby casting aspersions on members of the assembly and the symbol of the state government, Governor Fayose; an act which the law makers said was tantamount to anti-party activities.
It is reported that Aribisogan had been investigated for these allegations of gross misconduct and acts capable of distabilising the Assembly and the state government.
The sanction on the lawmaker was recommended by a seven-man adhoc panel, chaired by Mr. Jeje Samuel. The recommendations were submitted to the Ethics and Privileges ommittee of the House and adopted at a plenary presided over by the speaker, Kola Oluwawole.