Hon. Olatunji Oshati, Chairman, House Committee on Information at the Ondo State House of Assembly says the House expected the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa to respond to the allegations contained in the letter that was given to him.
Oshati disclosed this in a statement on Thursday to clarify the misconceptions surrounding the alleged misconduct leveled against Aiyedatiwa.
The House of Assembly had on Wednesday conveyed an emergency meeting where it decided to send a letter to Mr Aiyedatiwa, containing the allegations leveled against him.
In the allegation, the House alleged that Aiyedatiwa requested for the sun of N300m to purchase AA bulletproof vehicle and told them to source it from the palliative.
But in the statement issued on Thursday to further clarify the matter, the House of Assembly assured the people of Ondo State that due process would be followed.
“It is crucial that our people understand that an allegation letter does not equate to an impeachment verdict.
“Indeed, the allegation letter served to the Deputy Governor marks the initiation of the impeachment proceedings. However, it’s essential to remember that this is a procedure rooted in due process, not a hastily conducted impeachment. We are conscious of the integrity of our present assembly and will not falter in our constitutional responsibilities to our constituents.
“We wish to declare, unequivocally, that the entire process remains within the realm of allegations. We are committed to examining these allegations objectively. Our primary responsibility is to uphold the integrity of our beloved state and foster accountability and transparency, even at the highest levels of government.
“Consequently, we urge our constituents to refrain from making premature judgments. Neither the Deputy Governor nor the Governor are immune to legislative actions. The allegation letter has been served, and Mr. Deputy Governor has the full right to defend himself. Rest assured, we are committed to following due process and will do so diligently,” the statement read.