By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Ondo State House of Assembly said it will continue to tow the path of law in its investigation of the allegations levelled against the state Deputy Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa.
The House said this yesterday while reacting to the reply of the State Chief Judge, Olusegun Odusola on why the probe panel could not be constituted
The Chief Judge in his reply to the House cited an exparte order granted and served on him by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division.
He also cited Section 287 (3) of the Constitution as the reason why the Chief Judge could not act on the letter from the House.
The Chief Judge said he was barred from performing the function by an order of a Federal High Court.
Speaking with the House of Assembly Correspondents shortly after its Parliamentary meeting, the Spokesperson of the House, Olatunji Oshati explained that the House in its resolution after parliamentary meeting posited that they will follow due process in every of their dealing.
“As a house that have displayed high level of decorum, would not deviate from the laid down rules and procedures to perform her oversight duties and so the house have no choice than to wait till when the court injunction is vacated by the Court of Appeal.
“The Assembly would surely follow due process and obey the laws of the land.
Section 188 of the 1999 constitution as amended is explicit on the process for the impeachment of a Governor or Deputy Governor of a State.
“Therefore, the Assembly would not deviate from the dictates of the constitution in exercising its constitutional rights to perform its oversight functions.
“The Chief Judge wrote to the Assembly on the reason why he could not honour the request of the Assembly. Justice Odusola cited an exparte order granted and served on him by an Abuja Federal High Court restraining him from constituting the panel,” he stated.