BREAKING: Ondo Chief Judge rejects Assembly's request to probe Deputy Governor

The Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has refused to set up a probe panel against the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, over allegations of gross misconduct,

Standard News had reported that fourteen members of the state House of Assembly had signed and reportedly sent an impeachment notice to Ajayi, while nine members stayed away from the impeachment process.

Speaker of the Ondo Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, had on Thursday written to the Chief Judge to set up a seven-man panel to investigate Ajayi with the aim to impeach him from office.

But in documents sighted by our reporter, the Chief Judge said the lawmakers' letter was rejected because due process was not followed during the impeachment process against Ajayi.

He added that the letter was rejected due to the inability of the Assembly members to follow the constitution to form the required number needed to impeach Ajayi.

According to the Chief Judge, the Assembly failed to form the 2/3 majority needed to impeach the deputy governor.

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