The Ondo state House of Assembly and the speaker have withdrawn the appeal at the Court of Appeal Abuja, challenging the interim orders made by the Federal High Court restraining them and others from proceeding with the planned impeachment of the state’s deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The appeal also challenged the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court to hear the substantive suit by Aiyedatiwa to block his planned impeachment by the state’s Assembly.
A three-member panel of the appellate court, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, dismissed the appeal after the lawyer to the House of Assembly and the speaker, Remi Olatubora (SAN) applied to withdraw the appeal.
Olatubora, while moving the application for withdrawal, told the court that parties to the dispute had found a political solution to their problem and had signed an armistice to that effect.
He said the instruction from his clients to withdraw the appeal was in enforcing their own part of the armistice.