Ondo Impeachment: Court Rejects Aiyedatiwa's Impeachment Halt - The Top Society

Ondo Impeachment: Court Rejects Aiyedatiwa’s Impeachment Halt

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Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo State Deputy Governor

The embattled Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, faced a setback on Monday as the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed his plea for an indefinite adjournment to challenge his impeachment.

Justice Emeka Nwite, presiding over the case, rebuffed Aiyedatiwa’s application, setting the stage for a pivotal hearing on October 30.

Aiyedatiwa, through his legal representative Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), sought to suspend the proceedings indefinitely, citing the ongoing intervention of the peace committee established by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reconcile him and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

However, the judge emphasized the necessity of addressing the case promptly, taking into account the involvement of other political parties represented in the House of Assembly.

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Simultaneously, unrest brewed as anti-Akeredolu protests erupted at the Ondo State secretariat of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akure. Youth demonstrators pledged to persist until Governor Akeredolu returned to the state.

Responding to the upheaval, Akeredolu asserted his authority, cautioning the PDP against provocative actions in a statement relayed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.

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In a further blow to Aiyedatiwa’s legal strategy, Justice Nwite declined the request for an indefinite adjournment, highlighting the participation of other parties and the lack of interest from the defendants’ legal counsel in the reconciliatory effort. The judge emphasized that all pending applications would be addressed during the upcoming hearing on October 30.

Subsequently, the court outlined the schedule for the next session, encompassing the preliminary objection from Akeredolu, the counter-affidavit filed by Aiyedatiwa, the House of Assembly’s challenge to the court’s jurisdiction, and a motion to stay the execution of the interim orders imposed on September 26, restraining any further impeachment action against Aiyedatiwa.

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