Lawmakers in the Ondo State House of Assembly have served impeachment notice on the state embattled Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.
This took place at the plenary session presided over by the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun.
The deputy governor has been at the centre of the storm following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress and defection to the Peoples Democratic Party. Though journalists were barred from covering the proceedings, the Chairman House Committee on Information Mr Gbenga Omole, after the session, said there were 14 members that attended the session while the House needed only nine members to give out the notice.
He said, “In fact only nine members of the 26 members are needed to sign the impeachment move but the House needs 18 to do the impeachment proper.
“It is a process, we are at the first process, when the time comes the required 18 will sign the impeachment.”
Omole added that only few journalists were allowed into the Assembly chamber in order to follow Covid-19 guidelines.
On the other hand, after the plenary sitting. one of the members against the impeachment move, Mr Festus Akingbaso, said the impeachment notice was unconstitutional, saying it would not stand because “it does not meet two-third of the House members required by law.”
Similarly, another member Samuel Edamisan, representing Irele Constituency, stated that the move by the Assembly was unconstitutional, insisting that it would not work.