Appeal court dismissed lawsuit to impeach Ondo deputy Governor



An application filed by Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Olamide Oladiji and other lawmakers seeking the impeachment of the state’s Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been dimissed by a court of appeal sitting in Abuja.

The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led panel dismissed the application on Thursday, November 30, after the lawmakers withdrew same citing the “interest of peace.”

The lawmakers had filed the application seeking to set aside the Federal High Court in Akure’s interim injunction preventing impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor following Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s prolonged absence on medical grounds.

After the impeachment notice of September 20, the lawmakers applied for an accelerated hearing of their motion against Aiyedatiwa. However, Aiyedatiwa secured an interim injunction on September 26, blocking any impeachment actions.

The Speaker’s legal team led by Dr Remi Peter O. announced that parties to the impeachment dispute “have found a political solution to their problems.”

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