The Ondo State Assembly has begun impeachment proceedings against Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the state’s deputy governor.
On Wednesday, the House called an emergency plenary session to begin impeachment proceedings.
It was learned that the deputy governor was impeached due to serious abuse of power allegations.
Aiyedatiwa was accused of acting in a manner that was not commensurate with his position.
The impeachment notice against Aiyedatiwa has already been signed by 23 of the Assembly’s 26 lawmakers.
Legislators’ signatures on the notice showed that the necessary supermajority of two-thirds had been reached.
As a result of the incident, there was an increased security presence at the assembly’s entrance and throughout the building.
It was learned that the N300 million spent on a bulletproof Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) for his exclusive usage was at the center of the allegations against him.
A legislator who requested anonymity said that Aiyedatiwa had directed that the N300 million be taken from the hospice’s general fund.
According to reports, the green light was given when Akeredolu was resting in Germany.
Hon Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, the Majority Leader, used section 188 of the Nigerian Constitution to argue that the House must first speak with the deputy governor about the charges before taking any action.
The motion was seconded by Tope Agbulu, a PDP lawmaker who represents the 2nd District of Akoko.
Therefore, the assembly directed the Clerk of the House, Benjamin Jaiyeola, to write to Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa alerting him of the allegations of egregious misconduct.