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Mimiko’s plan to sack deputy goes to stage 3

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In the first step, the Ondo State House of Assembly issued a notice of impeachment on the deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi a few days after he defected from the ruling PDP to the APC on the eve of the presidential election.

The notice listed seven impeachable offences, including gross misconduct, sabotage, financial misappropriation and truancy, against the deputy governor.

In step two, the House on Wednesday, directed the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi to set up a panel to probe Olanusi on the allegations contained in the impeachment notice endorsed by 20 out of the 26 members of the House on Tuesday.

Now in step three, Justice Kumuyi, has set up a seven-man investigative panel to probe Olanusi.

In a letter dated April 23, 2015, Kumuyi said he had heeded the call of the House to set up the panel, pursuant to Section 188(5) of the Constitution.

The CJ’s letter revealed that the seven-man impeachment panel would be chaired by a retired Chief Magistrate in the state, Mr. Olatunji Adeniyan.

The Ondo lawmakers are accusing Olanusi of, among others, “acting to undermine the office of the governor by causing political disaffection and deliberately working at cross purposes with the governor and the executive council of the state with a view to destabilising the state government.”

The deputy governor is also accused of playing truancy, particularly on April 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 and Monday, April 20, 2015, when he allegedly shunned official engagements without lawful excuse or official authorisation.

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  1. Apachee zooma

    April 24, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Deputy gov to be removed for ‘truancy’. Comedians all. LWKMD .

  2. Jamezz

    April 24, 2015 at 9:30 am

    the man is a back stabber, deserves what’s coming to him.

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