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Impeachment: Ondo assembly halts proceedings against Aiyedatiwa

Impeachment: Ondo assembly halts proceedings against Aiyedatiwa




The Ondo house of assembly says the impeachment proceedings against Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of the state has been suspended.

According to The PUNCH, the spokesperson of the Ondo assembly, Olatunji Oshati said on Friday that the lawmakers will comply with the order and halt further proceedings on the impeachment.

Olusegun Odusola, the chief judge of the state high court, had declined the assembly’s request to set up a seven-man panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Aiyedatiwa.

Oshati further stated that the assembly will follow due process in their impeachment bid against the deputy governor, adding that the assembly is only carrying out its oversight functions.

“We have considered the letter which is everywhere in the public domain and we are halting the impeachment process until the order of the federal high court is vacated,” he said.

“It is not about being arrogant with power, it is about holding public officers accountable. It also shows that the process of impeachment transcends the monopoly of the legislature as we can see that the judiciary has stalled it.”

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