Ondo Assembly begins Deputy Governor’s Removal Process.
Ondo State, Nigeria – In a significant development, the Ondo State House of Assembly has commenced the process of removing the Deputy Governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, citing allegations of gross misconduct during his tenure as the acting governor.
The Ondo Assembly, during its plenary session on Wednesday, made the decision to initiate this process. They accused the embattled deputy governor of engaging in acts of gross misconduct while serving as the acting governor of the state.
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In light of these allegations, the House directed Mr. Benjamin Jaiyeola, the Clerk of the House, to formally communicate the accusations to Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa. The petition outlining the allegations has garnered the signatures of nine out of the 26 Members of the House, underscoring the significance and seriousness of the matter.
The proceedings took place under the leadership of the Speaker, Mr. Olamide Oladiji, during the plenary session. The initiation of the removal process marks a significant step in addressing the allegations and upholding the principles of transparency and accountability within the government.
As this process unfolds, it is expected to undergo careful scrutiny, adhering to due process and the rule of law. Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa will have the opportunity to respond to the allegations, and the House of Assembly will deliberate on the matter thoroughly.
This development has generated considerable interest within the state, as residents and stakeholders await further updates on the progress of the removal process and the unfolding legal proceedings.