Ondo state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the alleged impeachment move by the State House of Assembly.
Ajayi through his counsel, I. Olatoke filed the suit seeking to stop the impeachment process and to enforce his fundamental right of association, the Cable reports.
Apart from the house of assembly, other defendants in the suit are the inspector-general of police, the state commissioner of police, Department of State Services (DSS), and David Oleyeloogun, speaker of the assembly.
Ajayi has been at loggerheads with Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state which escalated after the Deputy Governor decamped from All Progressive Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He may be contesting the governorship election with the governor as the PDP granted him waiver to contest in the party’s primary election.
The state assembly began impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor on Tuesday following his resignation and defection to the PDP.
The Ondo State House of Assembly served a notice of impeachment to the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi to this effect.
However, nine out of 26 members of the Assembly voted against the decision to begin impeachment process against Ajayi.
In a statement released, the members dissociated themselves from the process based on personal convictions.