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Monday, 25 September 2023 18:42

Impeachment Saga: I’m Under Threat - Ondo Speaker Cries Out

…Fetish Object Placed At Official Residence

The crisis between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has assumed a risky dimension as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji raised the alarm that his life is being threatened by some unknown persons.

Speaking with newsmen at the Assembly on Monday, the Speaker disclosed that he has been receiving phone calls from unknown persons threatening him shortly after the Assembly began the impeachment process of the state Deputy Governor on Wednesday.

Oladiji also revealed that some of his colleagues from the Southern Senatorial District of the state have been warned not to visit their constituencies or they risk attack.

He told journalists that he saw a fetish substance placed at the entrance of his official residence at Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital early on Monday morning.

But the Speaker declared that he was unperturbed by the phone calls and fetish substance, saying the tormentors were trying to put pressure on him to disembark from the constitutional duties of the Assembly.

He, therefore, called on security agencies in the state to beef up security around him and other members of the Assembly to prevent them from being attacked the strange callers.

The Speaker called on the Police and other security agencies to track down the strange callers.

According to him, “Very early this morning(Monday), when I was about going out, I saw an object in front of my lodge.

“Since the day we started this process(impeachment process), I have been receiving strange calls. My life has also been under serious threat from unknown people.

“So, I want to call on the people of Ondo State and security operatives to track down these people.”

Meanwhile, the Speaker disclosed that the Assembly has served Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa the notice on the allegations of gross misconduct and abuse if office on Monday afternoon.

He disclosed that the Deputy Governor was served through substitution service having found it impossible to serve him physically.

Oladiji said: “One hour ago, we served the Deputy Governor. Since Wednesday 20th, we have been trying our best to see how we can get him served, but we were not able to achieve that.

“Now we have to go through the court. We got an affidavit from the court to serve him through substituted service.

“So, he has been served through his office. It was received by his Secretary. I am not under any pressure, except the threats. This is a legislative assignment.”

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