The Ondo State House of Assembly has vowed to go ahead with the impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Governor of the State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, despite the lawsuit he filed to stop the move.
Aiyedatiwa had asked an Akure High Court to stop the House of Assembly from proceeding with the impeachment plans against him.
The House said its decision is guided by the provisions of Section 188(2) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
The house had earlier directed the chief judge of the state to constitute a panel of inquiry to investigate the allegations against the deputy governor.
However, the federal high court order restrained the House from proceeding further in the impeachment of the deputy governor pending the determination of a substantive suit before it.
It also restrained Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from nominating a replacement and forward the same to the assembly for ratification.
The judge also gave an order restraining the respondents from harassing, intimidating or preventing the deputy governor from performing his official duties.
The case was adjourned to 9 October for consideration.