The Ondo State House of Assembly has announced the suspension of impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The Assembly disclosed that the move was sequel to the refusal of the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola, to set up a panel to investigate the embattled deputy governor after citing a subsisting court order.
According to the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Olatunji Oshati on Friday, the assembly would comply with the court’s order, leading to the temporary suspension of the impeachment process.
“It is not about being arrogant with power, it is about holding public officers accountable. It also shows that the process of impeachment transcends the monopoly of the legislature as we can see that the judiciary has stalled it.”
“This is to show that it is not about witch-hunting, it is about carrying out our oversight functions.”
The assembly had previously initiated impeachment proceedings based on fourteen allegations leveled against the deputy governor.