The political turmoil in Ondo state is yet to be over as the House of Assembly at the weekend disclosed that it has not suspended the impeachment proceedings against the embattled deputy governor of the state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
According to the Assembly, the process was only put on hold due to the position of the Chief Judge of the state, Olusegun Odusola.
In a statement issued by the lawyer to the House of Assembly, Femi Emodamori stated that the impeachment would be followed to a logical conclusion by the Assembly.
On Friday, the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Olatunji Oshati, stated that the Assembly will be suspending the impeachment process over the ex-parte order of an Abuja Federal High Court.
Emodamori stressed that the suspension claim is not the position of the Assembly.
“There are too many judgments of the highest courts in Nigeria affirming that no court has the jurisdiction to dabble into an impeachment process, as long as the House of Assembly complies with all the constitutional processes.
“The Honourable Chief Judge himself stated in his widely reported reply to my Client that his lordship was not unmindful of the above provisions of Section 188(10) of the Constitution and even quoted it verbatim.
“His lordship, however, stated that as a Chief Judge, he would prefer that the ex parte Order, which his lordship believes “tied his hand”, should first be vacated or set aside. The Chief Judge prefers to err on the side of caution.”