Aregbesola’s Impeachment: A judge Petitions Osun State House of Assembly As Speaker Confirms Receipt of Letter

Osun State Governor Dr. Raulf Aregbesola

Osun State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Najeem Salaam, yesterday confirmed the Assembly’s receipt of the petition from a state High Court Judge, Justice Fola­hanmi Oloyede, calling for the impeachment of Gover­nor Rauf Aregbesola.

Salam told Daily Sun in Osogbo that the Assembly would write a letter of ac­knowledgement to the peti­tioner and equally write to the governor to defend himself against the allegations con­tained in the impeachment letter.

“Yes, we received the peti­tion and we acknowledged it. But there is nothing we can do now because of the strike. Workers’ strike is affecting our sittings,” Salaam said.

“We will send a copy of the petition to the governor for his defence. We will deliber­ate on it by the time the strike is over,” he added.

The House of Assembly which has 26 members, is dominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with 24 lawmakers, while the Peoples Democrat­ic Party (PDP) has just two.