Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has asked the State High Court to stop the State House of Assembly from proceeding with the impeachment proceedings against him.
This is coming as the Deputy Governor is yet to be served the letter of allegations of gross misconduct by the House of Assembly.
In Suit filed at the High Court in Akure on Monday September 25, 2023, the Deputy Governor is seeking a declaration that the House of Assembly is not competent to proceed on his impeachment.
Aiyedatiwa who has been locked in a power play with members of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s cabinet noted that there were elements of bias against him in form of varying media trials that he has been subjected to.
He said the action of the assembly is in breach of constitutional and fundamental rights to fair hearing and that the sacking of his media aides and subjecting him to the Ministry of Information headed by a Commissioner amounts to a breach of his rights and privileges as a Deputy Governor
He is also seeking a declaration that his office, tenure, status, rights and privileges are protected, guaranteed and secured by the Constitution.