Ondo State Lawmakers has denied rumor that it has began impeachment process against the Governor of the State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu due to the discovery of the N4.3b hidden in a Zenith bank account.
The lawmakers pointed that the rumor was to cause disaffection between the two arms of government despite their very good relationship.
Hon. Olugbenga Omole , the Chairman House Committee on Information, spoke in a press statement after plenary denied reports that the residential quarters of the Speaker of the House, Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun, was besieged by the security operatives.
The statement revealed that:
“There was no plan to commence impeachment moves against the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu”
The Chairman also maintained that the rumor stating the Speaker’s lodge was under siege is a hoax belonging to those behind it
“The news making the rounds that the Speaker’s Lodge was under seige is a hoax and the imagination of those behind it”
“The lodge was never under seige. The armed Policemen sighted there were at some distance away and were there to maintain peace, law and order”
“On the issue of the N4.3b under scrutiny, all relevant documents should be submitted to the Committee on Public Account and Committee on Finance and Appropriation respectively”.
Moreover, Mr Wale Akinterinwa,The Commissioner of Finance Ondo State informed that the money was appropriated for in 2019 budget.
He informed that the governor will never condone any form of irregularity while noting the money was spend as part of 2019 budget in appropriate manner.