- Agboola Ajayi has called on the Ondo House of Assembly speaker, Baidele Oleyelogun, to resign
- Ajayi said that Oleyelogun's plan to impeach him through the assistance of some lawmakers without following due process is shameful
- The deputy governor said that the speaker move has brought the state's legislature to disrepute
The speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Baidele Oleyelogun, was on Saturday, July 11, called upon by the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, to resign or be removed from office.
In his opinion, Ajayi said that Oleyelogun should respectfully resign for bringing the state's legislature to shame, adding that the speaker's removal will restore the dignity of the House, The Nation reports.
Ajayi said that the decision of the chief judge of the state, Justice Olarenwaju Akeredolu, to stall the planned impeachment by lawmakers in the assembly over non-compliance of the required constitutional processes was honourable.
The deputy governor, through his media aide, Allen Sowore, said: “We are reminded of the triumph of the human spirit across the age against totalitarianism and encouraged to bring to life the progressive provisions of our constitution that are antidotes to satanic demagoguery and maximum leadership.
“The deputy governor is humbled by the epochal decision, and reinvigorated to continue to stand for the good of the people as the arrowhead of the move to return government to where it rightly belongs – the people of Ondo state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had reacted to rumours that he was disqualified from taking part in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary slated for Monday, July 20.
Akeredolu in reaction to the reports declared that he was still in the Ondo state gubernatorial race.
The governor disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, July 12, in Akure via Ojo Oyewamide his senior special assistant on media and publicity.
Oyewamide explained that the rumour was a ploy to deceive and distract supporters of the incumbent Ondo state governor.
While noting that the rumour was aimed at diverting attention from the self-imposed pains of those behind the story, Oyewamide urged all supporters of the governor to ignore the rumour.
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