Court Stops Impeachment Of Ondo State Deputy Governor

The Ondo State House of Assembly has been restrained from impeaching the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, over alleged gross misconduct by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, was also restrained from nominating a new deputy governor and forwarded the same to the lawmakers for approval pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter.

Justice Nwite held that by granting the application of Adewusi after listening to him, the interest of justice would be met.

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“Therefore, the application of the applicant succeeds,” he said.

The judge further made an order of interim injunction restraining Akeredolu, his servants or privies from harassing, intimidating, embarrassing and preventing Aiyedatiwa from carrying out the functions of his office as deputy governor of Ondo State.

Justice Nwite, who granted all the reliefs adjourned the matter until Oct. 9 for hearing.

  • Kazeem Badmus