Impeachment: Ondo Assembly Withdraws Appeal Against Aiyedatiwa

Impeachment: Ondo Assembly Withdraws Appeal Against Aiyedatiwa
  • PublishedNovember 30, 2023

The Ondo state House of Assembly has withdrew the appeal against the Deputy Governor of the state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, at the appeal court sitting in Abuja.

Recall that Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja had on September 26 restrained the Ondo State Governor, its Chief Judge, the House of Assembly, its Speaker, and others from proceeding with their planned impeachment of Aiyedatiwa pending the determination of a pending motion on notice for interlocutory injunctions.

But the Speaker and the State Assembly on October 3, 2023, filed an appeal.

However, in a new development, a three-member panel of the appellate court, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, dismissed the appeal after the lawyer to the House of Assembly and the speaker, Remi Olatubora (SAN) applied to withdraw the appeal.

Olatubora, while moving the application for withdrawal, told the court that parties to the dispute had found a political solution to their problem and had signed an armistice to that effect.

He said the instruction from his clients to withdraw the appeal was in enforcing their own part of the armistice.

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