Impeachment: Lawyer cautions Gov, Akeredolu against making scapegoat of his deputy

A lawyer, Donald Ayibiowu, has called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo not to make his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, a scapegoat over allegation preferred against him by the state house of assembly. Ayibiowu, an indigene of Okelusi Town in Ondo State, made the call in an open letter he wrote to the governor and a copy made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The letter titled: “An Open Letter to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in respect of the Ongoing Needless Charade Called Impeachment of the Ondo State Deputy Governor,…

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Ondo political crisis: Court stops impeachment of Deputy Governor on alleged misconduct

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Deputy Aiyedatiwa

A Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, on Tuesday, restrained the Ondo State House of Assembly from impeaching the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, over alleged gross misconduct. Justice Emeka Nwite gave the interim order in a ruling shortly after Aiyedatiwa’s counsel, Kayode Adewusi, moved the ex-parte motion to the effect. The judge also restrained Gonorve Rotimi Akeredolu from nominating a new deputy governor and forwarding same to the lawmakers for an approval as the state’s deputy governor based on a letter of resignation purportedly authored or signed by Aiyedatiwa, pending the…

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Impeachment: Ondo Assembly serves Deputy Gov. Aiyedatiwa letter, Speaker alleges threat to life

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Deputy Aiyedatiwa

The Ondo State House of Assembly has served the state Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, letter of allegation signaling his impeachment process. Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, while briefing newsmen on Monday in Akure, said Aiyedatiwa was served today through a substituted service. The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday during plenary session directed the clerk to write the deputy governor on alleged gross misconducts. According to Oladiji, Since Wednesday Sept. 20, the house had been trying to see how to serve Aiyedatiwa the notice,…

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Buhari’s Impeachment Threat: “Be very careful – Kwankwaso warns lawmakers

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has admonished federal lawmakers to proceed with caution amid the planned impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. The former Kano State governor issued the admonition yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara State, while addressing newsmen during a courtesy call on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Kwankwaso was in the State to open NNPP offices in Ilorin and other parts of the State. Some opposition lawmakers on Wednesday threatened to initiate an impeachment process against Buhari over the perennial insecurity in the…

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Zamfara deputy governor impeached for refusing to join APC

The Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Barr. Mahdi Aliyu Gusau was yesterday impeached by the State’s House of Assembly. According to reports, Gusau was impeached at the plenary following acceptance of a report by a Chief Judge, who was asked to probe charges of corruption and disloyalty against the politician. Twenty, out of 24, members voted for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor yesterday, after the report submitted by the judicial panel of investigation found him guilty of the allegations leveled against him. Recall that a 7-man panel was set up…

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Just In! Zamfara Deputy Governor impeached

The Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, has been impeached by the State’s House of Assembly. 20 out of 24 members voted for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor on Wednesday, after the report submitted by the judicial panel of investigation found him guilty of the allegations leveled against him. Recall that a seven-man panel was set up to investigate alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office leveled against Gusau. The Deputy Governor was impeached after Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya read the report.

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Lagos Council impeaches Chairman

The legislative arm of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State today impeached the council Chairman, Mr Oladotun Olakanle, over allegations of gross financial misappropriation. The motion for Olakanle’s impeachment was moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Kayode Opayemi, and seconded by the Chief Whip, Mr Adebayo Daudu. Correspondent who witnessed the proceedings at the LCDA Council Chamber reports that four out of the six members present voted in favour of the impeachment while two voted against. The members at the plenary were: House Leader, Mr Adeseyi Lawal,…

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Trump hires new defence team ahead of impeachment trial

Former U.S. president Donald Trump has hired a new defence team shortly before his second impeachment trial is due to start. The defence will be led by David Schoen and Bruce Castor, Trump’s office said. It was reported earlier that Trump’s initial defence team of five lawyers would not be representing the Republican after all, citing differences over his legal strategy. Reports cited sources as saying Trump wanted the attorneys to pursue unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud instead of questioning the legitimacy of impeachment proceedings against a president who has…

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