Impeachment: Ondo assembly suspends process against deputy gov - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, October 13, 2023

Impeachment: Ondo assembly suspends process against deputy gov

Following the refusal of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Odusola, to set up a panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor, the Ondo State House of Assembly has suspended the impeachment process against the embattled Deputy Governor of the State, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Odusola, had declined following an interim order halting the process by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The house took the decision to suspend the process at its sitting in Akure, the state capital.

Spokesperson of the assembly, Hon Olatunji Oshati, said that the lawmakers will comply with the order and halt further proceedings on the impeachment.

“Oshati said that " This is to show that it is not about witch-hunting, it is about carrying out our 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.

“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.”

No comments:

Post a Comment