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Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa has debunked the impression in the media and in the public that he has been served with notice of misconduct by Ondo State House of Assembly.

According to Aiyedatiwa, what has been going on in the last few days has been media trial on his person which is very unfortunate.

The Deputy Governor made known this information in a letter he personally signed today, Monday September 25, 2023.

The letter reads as follows:

1 My attention has been drawn to claims by the Ondo State House of Assembly through its member and chairman of the House Committee on Information, Hon Olatunji Oshati on national television to the extent that I have been served with notice of gross misconduct.

2 On Thursday 21st September, 2023, Hon Olatunji Oshati was a guest on Channels Television programme “Politics Today”, where he stated that I have been served with notice of allegations of gross misconduct by the House of Assembly of Ondo State.

3 His statement and television interview came after various news reports that the House of Assembly had on Wednesday September 20, 2023 taken the decision to serve a “Letter of gross misconduct” to me, following a purported petition by some members of the House. Hon Oshati also claimed that I have been given seven days to respond to the said allegations.

4 It is pertinent to put on record that as at today, Monday September 25, 2023, I have not received any official communication or any “Letter of allegations of gross misconduct” from the Ondo State House of Assembly.

5 I find it especially worrying that, the Spokesperson of the House of Assembly, would go on national television to speak on such matter without any evidence to show that such letter has been delivered to me. More disturbing is the fact that even when he was asked if the letter had been delivered, he gave no coherent answer.

6 A sensitive constitutional matter of this nature; impeachment process should not be conducted on pages of newspapers and television screens.

7 In effect, I reiterate that if such “letter of allegations of gross misconduct” against me exist, I have not seen it and I have not been served. I therefore urge Mr Speaker, The Honourable Chief Judge of Ondo State and members of the public to take note.

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