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Ondo State Assembly moves to remove deputy governor over misconduct

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The Ondo State House of Assembly has initiated impeachment proceedings against the state deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. This move came following an emergency plenary session convened by the House of Assembly in Akure on Wednesday.

During the plenary session, which took place amid a heavy presence of security personnel, lawmakers reportedly began laying the groundwork for Aiyedatiwa’s impeachment.

At the conclusion of the session, the House instructed the Clerk of the House, Benjamin Jaiyeola, to formally communicate with Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa regarding allegations of gross misconduct that have been leveled against him.

The allegations against the Deputy Governor have been outlined in a petition that was signed by nine out of the 26 members of the House. This petition was presented during the plenary session, which was presided over by the Speaker, Olamide Oladiji.

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Earlier in the session, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, the majority leader, introduced a motion citing Section 188 of the Nigerian Constitution. This section was invoked to justify the necessity of communicating with the Deputy Governor regarding the allegations before any further action could be taken.

The motion received second-party support from Tope Agbulu, a PDP lawmaker representing Akoko Southwest 2.

It is worth recalling that the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had dismissed all media aides attached to the office of the Deputy Governor the week before last.

This decision was reportedly made due to alleged disloyalty exhibited by the Deputy Governor while the Governor was on medical leave in Germany.

Aiyedatiwa was rumored to harbor ambitions of succeeding Akeredolu during the governor’s absence in Germany.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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