Ondo House of Assembly yesterday agreed to stay action in the ongoing move to impeach the state deputy governor, Lucky Ayiedatiwa.
The House spokesman, Mr Olatunji Oshati who hinted The Hope yesterday said the decision to this effect was reached after a closed-door meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Aiyedatiwa has been under impeachment threat by the House over allegations of gross misconduct and has been served with notice of the allegations levelled against him by the lawmakers.
The meeting which lasted for about two hours had in attendance members of the party’s NWC, the Aminu Bello Masari-led 9-man Reconciliation Committee, party state chairman, Ade Adetimilehin and 18 of the 22 APC lawmakers led by the Speaker, Oladeji Olamide.
Also the chairman of the reconciliation committee, Aminu Bello Masari said that the national leadership was committed to finding a lasting solution to the crisis in the state.
The former Kastina state governor further said that all actions towards the impeachment of the deputy governor have been put on hold to enable his committee to reach out to all stakeholders.
He said: “We are working hard with the House of Assembly and the National leadership of the party to find a lasting solution to the crisis bedevilling our party and the government in Ondo state.
“All actions for the pros and against have been suspended for now to allow the committee to complete its work..
“The Speaker House of Assembly is here with us, he will collaborate with the leader of the party to see the final stand of the APC National Working Committee.”
Admitting that the lawmakers were in Abuja at the instance of the National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the reconciliation committee, Speaker Olamide said the lawmakers have agreed to cooperate with the party in finding a lasting solution to the crisis.