Impeachment: Chief Judge Declines Ondo Assembly’s Directive To Set Up Panel Against Aiyedatiwa


The move to impeach the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, might have hit the rocks following the refusal of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Odusola, to set up a seven-man panel.

DAILY POST gathered that the chief Judge, in a letter forwarded to the Speaker of the Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, disclosed that the directive earlier given to set up the panel would not be met due to an ex-parte order of an Abuja Federal High Court.

Odusola’s position on the issue is coming following the expiration of the seven-day deadline to constitute the probe panel.

The Assembly had directed Justice Odusola to set up a probe panel within seven days over the 14 allegations levelled against Aiyedatiwa

While confirming the development, the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, stated that the letter was received by the Speaker.

According to him, Section 188(10) of the 199 Constitution is clear about impeachment proceedings, hence their resolve to follow due process.

Ogunmolasuyi emphasised that the impeachment proceedings against Aiyedatiwa is still ongoing as the Assembly will flout the law.

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