Eleven members of the group of 18 lawmakers, who fled Akure, Ondo State capital moments after the impeachment of the duo, appeared at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday.

They claimed some of their members were still recuperating at a Lagos hospital while three others were discharged earlier on Monday.

The lawmakers who were led by their new speaker, Olamide George, told reporters that they would remain in ‘exile’ until President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police could guarantee their safety and those of their families.

Oloyelogun and Iroju were impeached over alleged gross misconduct, financial recklessness, abuse of power and incompetence in running the affairs of the assembly.

The new speaker said the impeachment was an in-house exercise which had constitutional backing.

He denied reports that they were being sponsored by Governors Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

George said Oloyelogun and Iroju were not only impeached but also suspended.

“We learnt that the minority group led by the ousted speaker and deputy held a sitting today (Monday). It is laughable to hear that the impeached and suspended speaker could preside over an assembly.

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