Ondo Deputy Governor, Aiyedatiwa Appeals Ruling By Akure High Court Over Impeachment Proceedings

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, says he has filed an appeal against the ruling of the Akure High Court in respect of the case that he filed to challenge his impeachment proceedings by the State House of Assembly.

The Deputy Governor in a Notice of Appeal filed at the registry of the Akure High Court on Tuesday, through his Counsel Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, raised five grounds of appeal against the decision of the court.

Among the grounds of appeal, according to a media statement made available to KOKO TV NG, “is a complaint that the judge erred in law in combining the hearing of his application for an amendment together with the application of the House of Assembly challenging the jurisdiction of the court, which amounts to a denial of his right to fair hearing.”

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Also, part of the grounds of appeal complained that the judge was wrong in holding that the case constitutes an abuse of the process of the court as the parties and the subject matter of the case in Akure are different from those of the case in Abuja.

The appellant therefore requested the Court of Appeal to set aside the ruling of the judge.

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Recall that the Deputy Governor had filed the case against his impeachment on September 25, 2023.

On October 6, 2023, the court took arguments from counsel to the parties and delivered its ruling on October 10, 2023, holding that the case amounted to an abuse of the process of the court.

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