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Ondo Assembly Orders CJ To Constitute Deputy Gov’s Impeachment Panel


The Chief Judge in Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has been charged by the state House of Assembly, to set up a panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.

Fourteen lawmakers in the statehouse of assembly had ordered the Clerk of the House during plenary on Tuesday to serve notice of impeachment on the deputy governor.

The notice of impeachment on the deputy governor was served due to allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Ajayi.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, on Thursday said the setting up of the panel was in line with section 188 (5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

This was contained in a letter to the CJ and signed by the speaker.

The letter read in part, “By the Resolution of the House today (Thursday) pursuant to Section 188 (3) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, it was resolved that the allegations be investigated forthwith.”

“It is in line with the above that request that you set up a seven-man panel to conduct the investigation as resolved by the Honourable House and the panel shall, as soon as possible, report back to the House.”

Recall that the state House of Assembly on Thursday noted that the state Deputy Governor has been served the notice of impeachment.

The Deputy Governor, however, noted that he is yet to receive any such notice.

The Chairman House Committee on Information, Mr Gbenga Omole, however, insisted that the deputy governor was properly served.

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