IMPEACHMENT: ONDO ASSEMBLY WILL RESPECT CONSTITUTION — MAJORITY LEADER

…ex parte order ought to have expired on Tuesday

…Says Assembly will look into the Chief Judge’s response

The Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, has said the ex parte order served on the Chief Judge will not stop the Assembly from doing its work.

Ogunmolasuyi, in a telephone interview with TheReports, said “we will look into it and address the issue.

“The ex parte order was supposed to have expired on Tuesday but we will still take a look at it.”

The Majority Leader said the Assembly would surely follow due process and obey the laws of the land.

Ogunmolasuyi stated that section 188 of the 1999 constitution as amended was explicit on the process for the impeachment of a governor or deputy governor of a state.

He insisted the Assembly would not deviate from the dictates of the constitution on the impeachment process of Deputy Governor.

Ogunmolasuyi had earlier revealed that the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Odusola, turned down the request of the Assembly to constitute a 7-person panel to investigate the deputy governor on allegations leveled against him.

The Majority Leader said the Chief Judge wrote to the Assembly on the reason he could not honour the request of the Assembly.

Justice Odusola cited an exparte order granted and served on him by an Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Emeka Nwite, restraining him from constituting the panel.

As suggested by Ogunmolasuyi that the ex parte order should have expired on Tuesday, residents of the state are all ears as to what the Assembly will do next.

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