ONDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR DRAGS STATE ASSEMBLY TO COURT OVER IMPEACHMENT PLOT
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has filed an application before an Abuja Federal high court as the State house of Assembly intensifies plot to impeach him, AIT reports.
The Deputy Governor is challenging the purported impeachment notice served on him by the State House of Assembly, on grounds that it is against his fundamental right.
Agboola, through his lawyer, Barrister I. Olatoke filed the suit seeking to halt the impeachment proceeding and enforce his fundamental rights of association.
Agboola, who defected to the People’s Democratic Party on June 21, had been in a cold battle with the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Akeredolu, Segun Ajiboye, released a statement directing the affected aides to submit all Government properties in their possession to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.
The suit seeks to enforce the fundamental rights of the Deputy Governor to retain his position having defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) to People‘s Democratic Party (PDP).
Another news platform says the suit listed the Inspector General of Police, State commissioner of police, State Security Service (SSS) and the speaker of the Assembled Rt. Hon. David Oleyeloogun as Defendants.