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Delta State House of Assembly Suspends Hon. Matthew Omonade for Gross Misconduct

The Delta State House of Assembly, in its sitting on Tuesday, May 15, took a decisive step by issuing a suspension order against Hon. Matthew Omonade, the member representing Ughelli North 1 State Constituency, for alleged gross misconduct.

The suspension order, officially declared by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor followed a motion raised on the floor of the House by the Majority Leader, Hon. Emeka Nwaobi of Aniocha North. The motion, which was supported by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Perkins Umukoro of Sapele, was unanimously adopted by the House.

The motion, titled “MOTION OF BREACH OF PRIVILEGE,” cited the violation of Order VI Rule 19(1) of the Standing Orders of the House, as well as the House of Assembly (Powers and Privileges) Law, Cap H6, Laws of Delta State, 2008. It accused Hon. Omonade of willfully and falsely perverting the proceedings of the House on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

In response to the motion, the House resolved to suspend Hon. Omonade from the service of the House for 14 legislative days due to his gross misconduct. Additionally, he was instructed to hand over all government properties in his possession to the management of the House.

Furthermore, an Ad-hoc Committee was constituted to investigate the alleged misconduct. The committee, chaired by the Majority Leader, Hon. Emeka Nwaobi, includes other members such as the Chief Whip, Perkins Umukoro, the Deputy Chief Whip, Fred Martins, Minority Whip, Alapala Ebitonmo, and the member representing Ika North East, Marylyn Okowa-Daramola. Mr. DS Olorogun, the Deputy Clerk, Legislative, serves as the Secretary of the Committee.

The Speaker directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to escort Hon. Omonade out of the Hallowed Chamber in accordance with the provisions of the House of Assembly (Powers and Privileges) Law, Cap H6, Laws of Delta State, 2008 and the Standing Orders of the House.

This move underscores the commitment of the Delta State House of Assembly to upholding discipline, integrity, and accountability among its members, ensuring the effective functioning of legislative processes for the benefit of the people of Delta State.

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