A member of the Delta State House of Assembly, (DTHA), Mr. Keston Okoro, was yesterday sent out of the floor of the Assembly for indecent dressing.
Speaker Peter Onwunsanya gave the order during yesterday’s sitting of the House.
Onwunsanya said the embattled lawmaker would not be re-admitted into the House until he learnt to dress decently and properly.
The order of the House was sequel to an observation of improper dressing raised against Okoro by the lawmaker representing Warri South West Constituency, Mr. Daniel Mayuku.
Mayuku observed that Okoro’s mode of dressing fell short of the rules and regulations of the House.
‘’My dear Speaker and members of this House, as honorable members, we are here to work according to the rules and regulations of this House. Therefore, let me draw your attention to the sitting position of the member representing Udu constituency and to say his mode of dressing is a total disrespect to this honorable House. Our mode of dressing should depict us as responsible members of the House, representing the people in our respective constituencies,’’ Mayuku said.
Consequently, Onwunsanya immediately ordered Okoro out of the chamber and warned that he should not return “until he is well dressed.”
In his remarks, Mr. Johnson Erijo, chairman, House Committee on Information, said the action of the House was in line with Rule 57 (11) of the House, which stipulates “that when a member is not properly dressed, he should be sent out until he does the needful. A member should come to sitting properly dressed and what Mayuku observed and highlighted was in the right direction,” he added.