A request letter from the Ondo House of Assembly to set up a probe panel against the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi has been rejected by the Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu.
The request letter ants Ajayi to be probed over allegations of gross misconduct, SaharaReporters confirms.
According to SaharaReporters, a source in the office of the Chief Judge confirmed that the letter was rejected due to the inability of the Assembly members to follow the constitution to form the required number needed to impeach Ajayi.
Speaker of the Ondo Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, had on Thursday written to the Chief Judge to set up a seven-man panel to investigate Ajayi with the aim to impeach him from office.
Recall that 14 members of the Assembly had signed an impeachment notice against the deputy governor, listing seven allegations against him.
Nine other members of the Assembly had also written to the Speaker to distance themselves from the impeachment.
The source said the Chief Judge relied on this to conclude that the Assembly failed to form the 2/3 majority needed to impeach the deputy governor.
It was gathered that the deputy governor was yet to receive the impeachment notice sent to him by the Assembly.
SaharaReporters obtained documents signed by the Chief Judge, stating her position on why the the letter was rejected.
See the documents below: