Nine Ondo Lawmakers Oppose Impeachment of Agboola
Nine lawmakers in Ondo House of Assembly have resolved not to partake in the impeachment of Ondo state Deputy Governor, Ajayi Agboola.
The nine lawmakers made this known in a letter dated July 7, which was addressed to Speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly,
The nine lawmakers are Iroju Ogundeyi, Jamiu Maito, Olalekan Elegbeleye, Tomide Akinrigbido , William Adewale, Semilore Tomomewo, Samuel Ademola, Festus Akingbaso , Torhukerhijo Success.
Lawmakers in the Ondo State House of Assembly had served impeachment notice on the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.
It could be recalled that deputy governor of Ondo State, had resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress in Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state.
Ajayi while submitting his resignation letter at the APC secretariat in Apoi Ward 2 on Sunday, said everybody knew why he left the APC.
He had been at loggerheads for months with his party over the coming governorship election in the state.
he was prevented from leaving the government house in Akure in an official vehicle by the state’s commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami.
Salami said he recently discovered Mr Ajayi’s plan to defect from the APC to PDP, an action he said should render him unqualified for certain benefits such as police security.
In response, Ajayi argued that he ought to enjoy the perks of office as an incumbent deputy governor. He said he used his personal funds to buy the Toyota Hilux truck from which he was denied access.
Akeredolu in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Segun Ajiboye, earlier on Sunday, said reports linking him to the incident were false.
He said he did not ask the commissioner of police to restrain his deputy from leaving the Government House.
The Deputy Governor had insisted that he would not resign from Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s administration.
Speaking through his spokesman, Tope Okeowo, the Deputy Governor said , “There is freedom of association and this is not the first time the deputy will leave his boss. They came on joint ticket.
“It happened during Obasanjo and Atiku’s time. The court ruled that there is freedom of association. It is a joint ticket and that was why the ‘deputy governor irregularities’ affected the APC candidate in Bayelsa. So, resigning from government is not in the radar”