- The alleged plot to impeach Ondo deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, reportedly suffered a setback
- The impeachment meeting reportedly failed to hold as only nine out of the 19 invited members of the assembly were present
- Ajayi's media aide, Allen Sowore, commended the lawmakers for being courageous not to be part of the alleged impeachment plot
The alleged moves to impeach the deputy governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi, reportedly suffered a setback as the impeachment meeting failed to hold.
Vanguard reports that the impeachment meeting which was scheduled for the VIP lodge of the government house failed to hold as only nine out of the 19 invited members of the assembly were present.
The newspaper reports that another meeting has, however, been scheduled on Monday, June 29, for another venue.
Legit.ng gathers that those who want the deputy governor impeached following his defection to the PDP are optimistic that their plan will soon be executed successfully.
Reacting to the development on Sunday, June 28, Ajayi's media aide, Allen Sowore, commended the lawmakers for being courageous not to be part of the alleged impeachment plot.
He called on the security agencies and the people of Ondo state to be watchful of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's alleged moves to illegally remove the deputy governor.
For Agboola Ajayi and his estranged boss, Governor Akeredolu, the battle is not yet over after the governor came hard on his deputy amid clashes of political interests that have run a train between the two former brothers.
Legit.ng recalls that after irreconcilable differences, Agboola dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) and pitched his arms with the PDP in an effort to solidify his ambition.
With less than four months to the guber election in Ondo state, Governor Akeredolu has laid blames on his deputy, saying he is being hunted by the nemesis of his lies.
It would be recalled Agboola had earlier accused the governor of plotting to impeach him, claiming that Akeredolu gave 19 out of the 23 lawmakers in the state N10 million to offer their signature for his removal.
Agboola also claimed that there was an attempt by the governor to impeach the speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly, Bamidele Oloyeloogun.
But in his reaction, Governor Akeredolu described Agboola's claims as illogical and lies flying in the face of facts.
“It is, perhaps, illogical that the Governor with ‘minority’ in the Assembly will be inviting the Deputy Governor’s ‘majority’ for what they feel appropriate for their imaginary thoughts," part of the statement issued by the governor read.
Akeredolu said he is not deterred by the campaign of lies and propaganda embarked upon by Agboola and his loyalists.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the commissioner of police in Ondo, Salami Amidu Bolaji, had reacted to the allegation connected to the posting and withdrawal of officers attached to the state's deputy governor.
In reaction to rumours making the rounds that he has a hand in the withdrawal of Agboola's security details, Bolaji made it clear that only the Inspector-General of Police has the right to make such a decision.
In another report, the defection of Ajayi to the PDP has been described as a boost for the party. The PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, made the statement on Monday, June 22, when welcoming Ajayi to the party from the APC.
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