At last, Ondo Assembly serves Deputy Gov impeachment notice

By John Odunjo

At last, the Ondo State House of Assembly has served the Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, with his impeachment notice.

The letter, dated September 20, 2023, written and signed by the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Oladiji Olamide Adesanmi, and made available on Monday, was received, signed and stamped by the Office of the Deputy Governor on Monday, September 25, 2023.

The deputy governor had earlier claimed that he had not been served with the alleged notice of gross misconduct by the Ondo State House of Assembly.

Recall that the House of Assembly said on Wednesday last week that the state legislature had begun the impeachment process of the deputy governor over alleged gross misconduct.

The letter, titled ‘Notice of Allegation of Gross Misconduct Against Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, Deputy Governor, Ondo State’, and signed by 11 lawmakers.

In the letter, Aiyedatiwa was accused of “gross misconduct, abuse of office with actions likely to bring down Ondo State Government, financial recklessness, publication in print media by your media aides maligning the credibility of the Governor, etc”.

The House had alleged that the deputy governor was involved in some act of gross misconduct while in office as the acting governor, when Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was outside the country on medical vacation.

The letter also stated that the deputy governor responds to the allegations levelled against him, under the provision of Section 188 (2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as amended).

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