The Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Olamide Oladiji, has stated that Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa is not ready for genuine reconciliation, which is hindering the resolution of the impeachment issue between him and the state legislators.
Oladiji, speaking in Akure, the state capital, over the weekend, revealed that Aiyedatiwa has not withdrawn the cases against the Assembly as previously agreed during a meeting with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A few weeks ago, Aiyedatiwa had taken the matter to court in an attempt to stop the impeachment proceedings against him, following allegations of gross misconduct made by the Assembly.
“The reconciliation process needs to start with the deputy governor. He is the one who took us to court, and we cannot reconcile while there are ongoing court cases,” said Oladiji.
“He needs to go to court and withdraw all these cases. Only then can we consider it as genuine reconciliation. As far as the House of Assembly is concerned, we are not taking any action. The cases are in court, and we will follow the due process and monitor the progress of the cases.”
Regarding the alleged division among Assembly members, Oladiji dismissed it as false.
“During political conflicts like this, there can be rumors and insinuations, but in the House of Assembly, we stand united. We have agreed that the institution must be protected, so we are together,” he affirmed.