The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Olamide Oladiji, says the apology tendered by the state’s Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, will not stop the Assembly from proceeding with the impeachment process against him.
According to the Speaker, the apology was a personal business between Aiyedatiwa and his principal.
The Ondo Assembly has been in moves to impeach the deputy governor over gross misconduct allegations.
The impeachment process is believed to be linked to a crack in the relationship between the governor and his deputy.
But Aiyedatiwa last week tendered a public apology to the governor, blaming the crisis between them on the handiwork of political contenders in the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in 2024. Aiyedatiwa said he remained loyal to Akeredolu and his administration.
But speaking on Monday, the Assembly Speaker said, “Aiyedatiwa’s apology is about a personal issue between him and Governor Akeredolu. The Assembly will continue with the impeachment process against against the deputy governor.”
The Speaker also said claims that the impeachment process had divided the Assembly were untrue. He said steps had already been taken to unite the lawmakers