Ondo Assembly To Consider Suspending Impeachment Process Against Deputy Gov
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 19, 2023
The Ondo State House of Assembly are musing the idea of suspending the impeachment proceedings against the state’s Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The parliament’s decision followed the intervention of the APC national leadership.
Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly on Wednesday said they are open to the intervention of national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a political solution to the impeachment proceedings commenced against the state deputy governor.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Olatunji Oshati, the parliament’s decision followed the intervention of the APC national leadership, which met with some members of the assembly and some party leaders in the state.
Following the intervention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, the APC members in Ondo State House of Assembly have agreed to consider the possibility of a political solution on the impeachment proceedings against the State Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa,” the statement read.
The Hon. Speaker restated that the House was only exercising its responsibility under S.188 of the 1999 Constitution, having received a petition accusing the Deputy Governor of some allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
The House therefore hopes that in the same spirit of genuine wish for a political solution, the Deputy-Governor would take immediate steps to withdraw the multiple court cases he filed over the same impeachment. This would allow the stakeholders to freely discuss the settlement proposals and prevent actions or comments over a matter that is still subjudice – the speaker said.