Ondo Deputy Governor Challenges Impeachment In Court

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi

SAN FRANCISCO, July 07, (THEWILL) – The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to stop the state House of Assembly from impeaching him.

In the suit, the Deputy Governor asked for an order of perpetual injunction to stop the impeachment process and for the respondents to stay action.

Listed as defendants in the suit are; the House of Assembly, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the state Commissioner of Police, the Department of State Services and the Speaker of the state Assembly, David Oloyeloogun.

He filed the suit on Tuesday, just after the Assembly served the notice of impeachment on him on grounds of alleged gross misconduct.

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The clerk of House, Bode Adeyelu, read the motion on the floor of the Assembly and 14 of the 26-member Assembly signed the notice while nine voted against the decision, insisting that the action was illegal.