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Impeachment: Ondo Assembly Writes Justice Akeredolu To Setup Panel To Investigate Deputy Gov.

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The Ondo state House of Assembly has written to the state Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu to constitute a 7-man panel to investigate the notice of allegations of gross misconduct levelled against the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.

The house in a letter dated July 7, 2020, the Speaker of the House, Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun said the composition of the panel is inline with section 188(5) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended).

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However, Nine lawmakers loyal to Agboola cautioned the Chief Judge to disregard the Speaker’s letter.

Oleyelogun in the letter stated:

“You are hereby requested to set Up a Seven-Man Panel to investigate the Notice of Allegations 0f Gross Misconduct dated 7th July. 2020 by Members of the House against Honourable Alfred Agboola Ajayi. the Deputy Governor of Ondo State.

“By the Resolution of the House today pursuant to 8.188(3) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) it was resolved that the allegations be investigated forthwith.

“It is in line with the above that I request that you set up the 7-Man Panel to conduct the said investigations as resolved by the Honourable House and the Panel shall as soon as possible report back to the House,” the Speaker said.

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