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ONDO ASSEMBLY APPEALS HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT REINSTATING IROJU AS DEPUTY SPEAKER

.... PRAYED THE TRIAL COURT TO STAY THE EXECUTION OF ITS JUDGEMENT

By Dupson Collins, 12th January, 2023

Ondo State House of Assembly has filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure against the Judgment of the Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure presided over by Hon. Justice Akintan Osadebey directing the House to reinstate Hon Deji Iroju as the Deputy speaker of the House of Assembly.

The appeal which was filed on behalf of the House of Assembly by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ondo State, Sir Charles Titiloye ksm FCArb, is seeking to set aside the Judgment of the High Court dated 11th of January 2023 removing the Deputy Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Samuel Aderoboye from office and reinstating the Impeached Deputy Speaker, Hon. Deji Iroju.

The Attorney General in the notice of Appeal dated 11th of January, 2023 faulted the Judgment of the trial Court which was based on the allegation that Hon. Deji Iroju was not accorded fair hearing before his impeachment when actually the lawmaker failed to avail himself of the various opportunities to be heard and defend himself before he was removed from office on the ground of gross misconduct.

The Learned Attorney General urged the Court of Appeal to set aside the Judgment of the High Court which heavily relied on the evidence of the claimants marred with inconsistencies and contradictory evidence.

The House of Assembly in another application before the trial Court urged the Court to stay the execution of its Judgment pending the determination of the appeal before the Court of Appeal.

The application further sought for an injunction restraining the Claimants/Respondents from giving effect to the said judgment by resuming in office as the Deputy Speaker of Ondo State pending the determination of the appeal before the Court of Appeal. No date has been fixed by the Court for hearing both applications.

Signed.

Kola Adeniyi Esq.
Special Assistant to the A. G. Ondo state.

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