As the plot to impeach Agboola Ajayi as deputy governor of Ondo State thickens, the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, has written to the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, to set up a seven-man panel to investigate the notice of gross misconduct levelled against the deputy governor.
The letter dated the 7th of July, 2020 and signed by the Speaker reads in part, “By the resolution of the House today pursuant to Section 188 (3) and (4) of the 1999 constitution as amended, it was resolved that the allegations be investigated forthwith.”
“It is in line with the above that request that you set up the seven-man panel to conduct the investigation as resolved by the House and panel, shall soon as possible, report back to the House.” It added.
Oleyelogun said the setting up of the panel was in accordance with section 188 (5) of the 1999 constitution as amended.
It will be recalled that the Assembly had on Tuesday, the 7th of July served an impeachment notice on the deputy governor over allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
A total of 14 out of 26 lawmakers signed the impeachment notice, while nine others – including the deputy speaker – resisted the move.