The Ondo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, has said the impeachment proceedings initiated by the state House of Assembly against the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, were totally a legislative affair and the party would not meddle in them.
According to The Punch, Adetimehin said the House of Assembly is investigating to clarify some issues that have to do with the office of the Deputy Governor while acting as the governor when the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was on medical vacation and nothing more.
“As a political party, we are not involved with any issue that has to do with the work of the legislative body. We can only watch the development.”
The House of Assembly had on Wednesday commenced an impeachment process against the deputy governor, following a petition accusing him of gross misconduct during his time as acting governor when Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was abroad on medical vacation.
The House, at plenary on Wednesday, directed the clerk to write the deputy governor on the allegations against him.
But the opposition Peoples Democratic Party knocked the ruling party, expressing excitement that the brewing crisis would sink the APC ahead of next year’s governorship election.
“This is the dress rehearsal for the Ondo 2024 Royal Rumble. By the time winners and losers are announced, it would have been too late for the APC, a party that has taken Nigeria back by 50 years,” the PDP said.