The Chief Whip of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Sunday Akinniyi, has been suspended for reasons including excessive sleeping.

In a statement signed by the Chairman, House Committee on information, Dr. Samuel Omotosho, yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, said the House suspended Akinniyi over series of allegations leveled against him among which is his sleeping habit.

Omotosho said that the decision to suspend Hon. Akinniyi followed by a thorough investigation carried out by Ayodele Fajemilehin-led committee of the Assembly.

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He said the suspended honourable member was accused a few weeks ago for his persistent sleeping from the beginning of any programme to the end, to the extent that he was nicknamed “The Sleeping Honourable”.

Several attempts by the Speaker advising Hon. Akinniyi to pay attention to his sleeping syndrome has been rebuffed with insults.

Dr. Samuel Omotoso has advised Hon. Sunday Akinniyi to pay more attention to his health and use the period of his suspension to come out of his embarrassing sleeping syndrome by sleeping well at home rather than chasing shadows.

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