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Aregbesola: Ex-Rep Hails Osun Assembly’s Ruling

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 4:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By William Igenegbai  LAGOS

A member of the House of Representatives in the seventh assembly representing Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, has hailed the verdict of the Osun State House of Assembly to dismissed the petition of Justice Folahanmi Oloyede against Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

In a statement issued on Sunday  in Lagos, Makinde said the ruling of the assembly has shown that the falsehood and deceit can never defeat truth, adding that the state of Osun can now move on after the cacophony of lies presented as truth by Justice Oloyede.

In a vote of 25 against one, during its plenary last week, the house adopted the recommendations of the investigative committee calling for the dismissal of the petition and sanction against the judge.

Makinde, who had earlier called for caution in the process of sitting over the petition by the lawmakers, stated that the content of the petition by the judge to call for the impeachment of her boss (Aregbesola), has no basis or precedence, adding that her decision to shun the invitation of the ad-hoc committee easily gave out her intentions.

He said: “I want to commend members of the Osun State Assembly for quickly nipping the falsehood masquerading as petition in the bud. Again, they have proved to the world that they are a crop of legislators who know their onions in the ethics of legislative practice. From the outset, we knew that this was a typical case of hand of Esau but voice of Jacob.

“As recommended by the house, I want to call on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to look and determine whether the action of the judge were in compliance with due process especially when she is still serving under the same government.”