- The feud between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy Agboola Ajayi has taken another turn
- The Ondo state deputy governor sued the state assembly to prevent his alleged impeachment from office
- The state assembly allegedly plans to remove Agboola after he joined PDP to wrestle the state from Governor Akeredolu
Amid clashes of political interests, the battle is not yet over for Ondo deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, and his estranged boss Governor Olurotimi Akeredolu.
In a report by Premium Times, the Ondo state House of Assembly has been sued by Ajayi over alleged plans to remove him as the deputy governor of the state.
Ajayi said the decision is to stop the plans of the assembly to begin his impeachment process for defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
I. Olatoke, the deputy governor's counsel had on Monday, July 6, filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking to halt the impeachment proceeding and enforce his fundamental right of association.
The suit listed the police IG, state commissioner of police, State Security Service (SSS), and the speaker of the Assembly as defendants.
It would be recalled that Agboola through his media aide, Allen Sowore, had alleged plots to impeach him by the governor, claiming that Akeredolu gave 19 out of the 23 lawmakers in the state N10 million to offer their signature for his removal.
However, 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.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Agboola had on Sunday, June 21, dumped the APC for the PDP in an effort to solidify his ambition in governing the state.
Agboola has since pitched his tents with the main opposition party after tendering his resignation letter at APC Ward 2, Apoi in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state.
The Ondo deputy governor broke his bond with the ruling party following months of prolonged political feuds between him and his principal, Governor Akeredolu.
In other news, heavily armed policemen stormed the premises of the Ondo state House of Assembly to provide cover for lawmakers plotting to impeach Ajayi on Tuesday, June 23.
A source at the Assembly, who confirmed the situation, said workers at the legislative complex scampered for safety.
"We woke up to see policemen in our complex this morning manning strategic positions. I overheard one of them saying they were asked by the commissioner of police to stay here. "I have found my way out of the complex while other workers are running away in order not to be affected," he said.
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