Impeachment: Ondo Speaker writes CJ to constitute seven- man panel to investigate Deputy Governor
The Ondo state House of Assembly has asked the state Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu to constitute a 7man-panel to investigate the notice of allegations of gross misconduct levelled against the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi by the house.
The house in a letter dated July 7, 2020, the Speaker of the House, Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun said the composition of the panel is inline with section 188(5) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended).
However, nine anti-impeachment lawmakers cautioned the Chief Judge to disregard the Speaker’s letter.
Oleyelogun in the letter said, “You are hereby requested to set Up a Seven-Man Panel to investigate the Notice of Allegations 0f Gross Misconduct dated 7th July. 2020 by Members of the House against Honourable Alfred Agboola Ajayi. the Deputy Governor of Ondo State. “By the Resolution of the House today pursuant to 8.188(3) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) it was resolved that the allegations be investigated forthwith.
“It is in line with the above that I request that you set up the 7-Man Panel to conduct the said investigations as resolved by the Honourable House and the Panel shall as soon as possible report back to theHouse,” the Speaker.