Mr Kola Oluwawole, who was impeached as Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday, says he remains the authentic speaker and of the assembly.
Oluwawole described his removal as an illegality which cannot stand.
According to him, 18 members are supposed to carry out a speaker’s impeachment.
He, therefore, insisted that the 14-member action is not valid under the law.
Oluwawole was immediately replaced by Ebenezer Alagbada.
The 14 lawmakers also removed the deputy speaker and principal officers of the House and also announced the suspension of some members.
They cited abuse of office and mismanagement of the resources of the House among other reasons for their actions.
The development is coming few days to the expiration of the tenure of the incumbent governor of the state, Mr Ayodele Fayose.