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We Have Not Suspended Impeachment Process Of Deputy Governor, Aiyedatiwa — Ondo Assembly Makes U-Turn

 We Have Not Suspended Impeachment Process Of Deputy Governor, Aiyedatiwa — Ondo Assembly Makes U-Turn

The Ondo Impart Home of Assembly on Saturday made a U-turn and acknowledged it did no longer droop the impeachment route of of the train Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

SaharaReporters had on Friday reported that the Home halted impeachment proceedings against Lucky Aiyedatiwa, all the design via its plenary session on Thursday.

The sing used to be acknowledged to educate the refusal of the train’s Chief Resolve, Justice Olusegun Odusola, to place up a panel to probe the embattled deputy governor.

The Chairman, Home Committee on Files, Olatunji Oshati, who confirmed this on Friday, had acknowledged the Home would abide by the expose of the court, hence the suspension of the proceedings on the impeachment.

Then again, the house in a singular open by its approved legitimate, Femi Emmanuel Emodamori, on Saturday reaffirmed that it had no longer “suspended” the impeachment route of as reported.

The commentary reads partly; “The Home reaffirmed that it has no longer “suspended” the impeachment route of as inaccurately reported, and can raise same via to a logical conclusion in expose to fetch out the veracity or in every other case of the massive allegations of atrocious misconduct against the Deputy Governor.
“Impeachment is a constitutional route of clearly outlined in share 188 (1)-(11) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), and our Client has meticulously complied with the total stages leading up to the duty placed on the Impart Chief Resolve to place up a 7-man Panel to examine the allegations, as stipulated in Portion 188(5) of the Structure.

“The consideration of allegations of atrocious misconduct used to be signed by 11 participants of the Home and equipped to its Speaker on twentieth September, 2023 in strict compliance with Portion 188(2) of the Structure, which requires as a minimal one-third of the 26 Home participants to tag and recent the tag to the Speaker. That is the first stage in an impeachment route of.

“The Speaker in turn served the tag  on the Deputy Governor on twenty fifth September, 2023, and moreover induced same to be served on the total other participants of the Home, in strict compliance with the same Portion 188(2) of the Structure which requires him to full so within seven days.That used to be the 2d stage.

“The third stage, as acknowledged in Portion 188(3) of the Structure, requires two-third majority of the participants to poke a motion within 14 days after the tag of allegation(s) of atrocious misconduct used to be first equipped to the Speaker, for the investigation of the allegation (s) and seek info from the Impart Chief Resolve  to place up the 7-man Panel to examine same.

“Our Client meticulously complied with the acknowledged Portion 188(3) of the Structure. Truly, 23 out of its 26 participants (larger than the minimal two-third majority required) handed that motion on 3rd October, 2023.

“Portion 188(5) of the Structure extra states that after the motion is handed by the 2-third majority, the Speaker would perhaps well restful formally seek info from the Impart Chief Resolve to place up the Seven-man Panel. The Speaker diligently complied with this on the same 3rd October when the motion used to be handed.

“It used to be at this stage that His Lordship, the Honourable Chief Resolve of Ondo Impart, answered the Home, declaring that he received an ex parte Elaborate which the Deputy-Governor secured from the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal Excessive Court on twenty sixth September, 2023, ‘restraining’ his lordship from constructing the Panel, pending when the Court would hear the total events within the case to fetch out the benefit of the application or the case filed by the Deputy-Governor.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Portion 188(10) of the Structure clearly states that “The proceedings or decision of the Home or Panel or any matter referring to such proceedings or decision shall no longer be questioned or entertained in any court”, and there are too many judgments of the glorious courts in Nigeria affirming that no court has the jurisdiction to dabble into an impeachment route of, as lengthy as the Home of Assembly complies with the total constitutional route of.

“The Honourable Chief Resolve himself acknowledged in his broadly reported answer to my Client,  that his lordship used to be no longer unmindful of the above provisions of Portion 188(10) of the Structure and even quoted it verbatim.

“His lordship alternatively acknowledged that as a Chief Resolve, he would desire that the ex parte Elaborate, which his lordship believes “tied his hand”, would perhaps well restful first be vacated or place aside. The Chief Resolve clearly prefers to err on the aspect of caution.

“The placement of our Client, because of the this fact, and opposite to the inaccurate press document, is that despite their reservations referring to the location of the Honourable Chief Resolve within the face of the determined provisions of Portion 188(10) of the Structure and the judgments of the  appellate courts declaring that no court has the energy to query or entertain any matter referring to the impeachment, they’d, for now, present ample working out of the gentle location the Hon. Chief Resolve has learned himself, by   promptly taking the compulsory apt steps to vacate or quash the expose and/or all the swimsuit at the Federal Excessive Court, in expose to untie  the hands of his lordship and proceed with the impeachment to a logical conclusion.

“The final public would recall that the same swimsuit instituted by the same Deputy Governor on the same materials at the Ondo Impart Excessive Court used to be disregarded on 10th October, 2023 for constituting an abuse of Court route of, following a preliminary objection which we filed on behalf of our Client,” the commentary added.

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