The Ondo State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, over alleged gross misconduct.
According to the report gathered that the assembly is currently in a rowdy session with armed police officers and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps present at the complex in Akure.
Already, 14 lawmakers have supported the impeachment of Mr. Ajayi, one of the lawmakers who did not want his name on print told our correspondent.
This newspaper on Monday reported that the deputy governor had dragged the House of Assembly to court over the planned impeachment.
He said the decision is to halt plans by the assembly to begin his impeachment process for leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr. Ajayi through his lawyer, I. Olatoke, filed a suit seeking to halt the impeachment proceeding and enforce his fundamental right of the association at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Mr. Ajayi resigned his membership of the APC and moved out of his official residence.
He joined the PDP and was formally welcomed to the party by its national chairman, Uche Secondus.
According to him, the APC has ‘become a poisoned space’ with one man ‘kneeling on its neck’.
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