The Ondo State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, citing allegations of gross misconduct as the primary reason for their actions. This decision has sent shockwaves through the political landscape of the state.
The already strained relationship between Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu seems to have reached its breaking point. This rift became evident when the governor recently dismissed Aiyedatiwa’s media aide, raising questions about the unity within the state’s leadership.
During an emergency plenary meeting held on Wednesday, the Ondo State House of Assembly passed a resolution, tasking the Clerk, Benjamin Jaiyeola, with the responsibility of communicating the allegations against Aiyedatiwa to him. The gravity of the situation became apparent as it was revealed that an overwhelming majority of 22 out of the 26 Assembly members had signed a petition against the Deputy Governor.
In today’s plenary session, presided over by Speaker Olamide Oladiji, the House made a startling accusation against Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa. They alleged that he had authorized the allocation of a staggering N300 million for the purchase of a bulletproof SUV intended for his personal use. This revelation has fueled further controversy surrounding the impeachment proceedings.
Amidst these unfolding events, the Ondo State Assembly convened amidst tight security measures. Lawmakers met to strategize on the next steps in their pursuit of impeaching the Deputy Governor, marking a pivotal moment in the state’s political landscape.
The coming days will undoubtedly witness intense developments in this impeachment saga as both sides present their cases, leaving the people of Ondo State anxiously watching the outcome of this unprecedented political turmoil.