Ondo state lawmakers begin impeachment proceedings against deputy governor

Lawmakers in the Ondo state house of assembly have commenced impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi.

According to reports, the state legislators on Tuesday started  deliberation in the assembly on the allegation of gross misconduct against Ajayi.

There were heavy presence of security operatives at the assembly complex as journalists were bared from entering, only legislators and staff of the assembly were allowed into the premises.

Reports say about 10 police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) patrol vehicles were stationed at the gate of the assembly.
Meanwhile, nine members of state assembly has opted out of the ongoing impeachment of the deputy governor.

In a house of assembly with 26 members, 18 are needed to impeach either governor or deputy governor.

Ajayi defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , and he has indicated interest to run against the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in October.

The governor had sacked all the aides attached to Ajayi’s office and his police escort was withdrawn until the inspector-general of police intervened.

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