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December 6, 2023
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Impeachment: ODHA pledges to thread path of legality

Ondo State House of Assembly says it will continue to tow the path of law in its investigation of allegations levelled against Deputy Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa.

This was sequel to the latest reply to the house by the Chief Judge, Olusegun Odusola on why he could not honour the request to constitute a panel citing an exparte order granted and served on him by an Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Emeka Nwite.

Two weeks ago, the Ondo legislature during its plenary directed the clerk of the house, Benjamin Jaiyola to write the state Chief judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola to set up a 7-man panel that will investigate the allegation of gross misconduct leveled against the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa .

Responding, the CJ cited an exparte order granted and served him by an Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Emeka Nwite, which has restrained him from constituting the panel.

Speaking with assembly Correspondents shortly after its Parliamentary meeting, the Spokesperson of the House, Olatunji Oshati explained that the House in its resolution posited that it will follow due process and obey the law of the land

According to him, the legislature has displayed high level of decorum, and would not deviate from the laid down rules and procedures to perform her oversight duties and so it has no choice than to wait till when the court injunction is vacated by the court of Appeal.

He added that Section 188 of the 1999 constitution as amended was explicit on the process for the impeachment of a Governor or Deputy Governor of a State and that ,the Assembly would not deviate from the dictates of the constitution in exercising its constitutional rights in performing its oversight.

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