The embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has perfected plans to commence legal processes to forestall his possible impeachment by the state House of Assembly, Daily Independent has gathered.
Credible sources informed Daily Independent that barring the unforeseen, the state Assembly, the Nigeria police, Department of State Services (DSS), as well as the state’s Chief Judge may be served with the necessary court processes latest on Tuesday, next week.
The delay till next week, it was gathered, is linked with the options being weighed by Ajayi who is said to have insisted on filing the court process outside Akure, the Ondo State capital.
This development is coming on the heels of unconfirmed reports that the Ondo State House of Assembly had been allegedly induced by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to commence impeachment proceedings against his deputy who dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) earlier in the week.
“The deputy governor is going to court to stop his impeachment. That is certain, but he is afraid he may not get justice, so he is considering filing the case outside Akure, the state capital,” our source said.
Also on Wednesday, Ajayi said police escorts in his security team had been allegedly withdrawn by the state Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami.
Babatope Okeowo, Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, disclosed this in a statement made available to Daily Independent in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Part of the statement reads: “The Ondo State deputy governor, His Excellency, Agboola Ajayi, wishes to raise the alarm over the withdrawal of his police escort on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bolaji Salami, thus putting his life, family and staff in danger.