Following the intervention of the National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the National Chairman, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, the APC House of Assembly members have agreed to consider the possibility of a political solution on the impeachment proceedings against the State Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa.
At a meeting held in the APC’s National Secretariat in Abuja on 17th October, 2023 at the instance of the National Chairman of the Party, the National Reconciliation Committee set up by the Party under the Charimanship of RT. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, members of APC in the Ondo State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, and the Ondo State leadership of APC led by Engr Ade Adetimehin, all agreed that a political solution to the impeachment was possible and considerable.
The Hon. Speaker restated that the House was only exercising its responsibility under S.188 of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended) having received a petition accusing the Deputy Governor of some allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
He however, expressed the desire of the APC members in the House to further consult with other members of the House cutting across party lines, on the political solution as proposed by the APC.
The APC lawmakers therefore believe that in the same spirit of genuine drive for a political solution, the Deputy-Governor would take immediate steps to withdraw the multiple court cases he filed over the same impeachment.
This would allow the stakeholders to freely discuss the settlement proposals and prevent actions or comments over a matter that is still subjudice.