Aiyedatiwa’s impeachment: The Ondo Assembly’s difficulty in achieving reconciliation

Olamide Oladiji, the speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, has stated that Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa is not yet ready for true reconciliation to merit quashing the impeachment drama between him and the state legislators.

Oladiji made the announcement over the weekend in Akure, the state capital, saying that Aiyedatiwa had yet to dismiss the proceedings against the Assembly despite an earlier agreement to do so during a meeting with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A few weeks ago, Aiyedatiwa had petitioned the court to postpone impeachment proceedings against him following allegations of severe misconduct brought against him by the Assembly.

The deputy governor must initiate reconciliation. Since he filed suit against us, we are unable to settle our differences.

The only way we’d know for sure that peace has been restored is if he went to court and withdrew all these cases.

“We are not doing anything in the House of Assembly at this time. Cases are currently being pursued in court, and we intend to adhere to all legal procedures.

Oladiji denied the existence of any internal strife among Assembly members.

“When there is a political tussle like this, innuendo and rumors can fly, but in the House of Assembly, we are together,” he said. It’s an institution, we persuaded ourselves, and institutions ought to be safeguarded. So now we have united.

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