Ondo Assembly Drops Aiyedatiwa's Impeachment Suit as Deputy Governor Presides over Exco Meeting

Ondo Assembly Drops Aiyedatiwa's Impeachment Suit as Deputy Governor Presides over Exco Meeting

  • The Ondo state lawmakers have withdrawn their appeal over the suspension of the impeachment plot against Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa
  • Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja earlier stopped the impeachment processes until the hearing of the case before him, but the lawmakers appealed the suit
  • This is as the deputy governor presided over the state executive council meeting barely seven days after President Bola Tinubu's intervention

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Akure, Ondo - The Ondo state House of Assembly has withdrawn the appeal of the impeachment plot against Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa at the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday, November 30.

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On September 26, Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja stopped the stakeholders in the state from proceeding with the impeachment plans against Aiyedatiwa till the motion on notice for interlocutory injunctions before it was determined, The Punch reported.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu/APC/Ondo State/Federal High Court/Bola Tinubu
Ondo lawmakers dropped impeachment plot against deputy governor Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu, Lucky Aiyedatiwa
Source: Twitter

Why court stops Ondo lawmakers from impeaching deputy governor Aiyedatiwa

Parties affected by the court order included the Ondo State Governor, its Chief Judge, the House of Assembly, its Speaker, and others.

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However, the speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly and the National Assembly filed an appeal against the injunction on October 3.

Meanwhile, the deputy governor reportedly presided over the state executive council meeting on Thursday, where the commissioners appointed by the ailing Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were in attendance.

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Why Ondo Deputy Governor presided over the exco meeting

This was disclosed in a tweet by the Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a development showing that the status quo had been maintained as agreed upon with the warring parties in the state.

Recall that the prolonged illness of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has recently created some political crisis in the state, with the camp of the deputy governor calling for the declaration of Aiyedatiwa as the acting governor.

On Friday, November 25, President Bola Tinubu stepped into the crisis as he met with all stakeholders at the presidential villa, where the lawmakers reportedly agreed to stop the impeachment process against the deputy governor.

See the APC tweet here:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, said Aiyedatiwa, signed an undated letter of resignation submitted to President Tinubu.

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Oladiji maintained that this was part of the resolution reached during their peace meeting with President Tinubu at the presidential villa on Friday, November 28.

The speaker added that the assembly's suspension of the impeachment move was also part of the agreement reached at the Aso Rock.

Source: Legit.ng

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