The court of appeal in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Olamide Oladiji, and other lawmakers seeking the impeachment of the state’s Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The panel, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, dismissed the application on November 30 after the lawmakers withdrew it, citing the “interest of peace.” The lawmakers had originally filed the application to set aside an interim injunction from the Federal High Court in Akure that prevented impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor due to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s extended medical absence.
Following an impeachment notice on September 20, the lawmakers sought an accelerated hearing for their motion against Aiyedatiwa. However, on September 26, Aiyedatiwa obtained an interim injunction preventing any impeachment actions. The Speaker’s legal team, headed by Dr. Remi Peter O., announced that the parties involved in the impeachment dispute had “found a political solution to their problems.”