Ondo State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi has been impeached this morning. Members of the Ondo state House of Assembly this morning concluded the impeachment of the state’s deputy governor over purported allegations of gross misconduct.
According to Sahara Reporters, the Majority Leader of house of assembly, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu moved the motion for the impeachment of the deputy governor during an early morning sitting on Monday and the motion was swiftly seconded by the Deputy Majority leader of the Assembly, Oyebo Aladatan.
The House claimed Olanusi violated section 188 (9) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. The panel headed by Retired Chief Magistrate, Olatunde Stanley Adeniyan found Alhaji Olanusi culpable of the seven offences levelled against him. Twenty-two members of the Assembly unanimously supported the impeachment and subsequent removal of the Deputy Governor for alleged gross misconduct.
Speaking shortly after the impeachment, the Speaker of the Assembly ordered that all properties in the care of the Deputy Governor be handed over to the Permanent Secretary at the office of the Deputy Governor. It would be recalled that Alhaji Olanusi decamped to the All Progressives Congress party during the recently concluded general elections in Nigeria