The House of Assembly in Ondo State is set to resume plenary this week with an alleged plot to impeach the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.
The lawmakers in the state had gone on recess to allow members take part in the primary of major political parties in the state, especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC).
Following the successful primaries of political parties in the state, the house is expected to resume plenary this week.
Information gathered has it that some lawmakers in the house will be fast-tracking the pending impeachment process of the deputy governor who recently dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party.
Recall that fourteen lawmakers in the statehouse of Assembly voted in support of Ajayi’s impeachment, while nine members are against the process.
The house also suspended three members loyal to Agboola over alleged unruly behaviour during a rowdy session at the plenary where attempts were made to impeach Ajayi.
The Speaker of the House, David Oleyelogun, also reached out to the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, to set up a seven-man committee to investigate allegations of gross misconduct levelled against the deputy governor.
The chief judge, however, declined the request on the grounds that the House failed to fulfil constitutional requirements for the impeachment of a deputy governor.
The state chapter of the APC has also called on the House to impeach the Deputy Governor had left the party that brought him to power.
Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaiye, said it was expected of the deputy governor to have resigned honourably, but having failed to do so, the House should impeach him.
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