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Osun Speaker Warns Impeachment Hawkers

Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 1:06 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti  – Osogbo


The Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam, has warned those beating war drums on the petition written by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, seeking the impeachment of Governor Rauf Aregbesola over unpaid salaries.

Salaam, in a statement issued by his media aide, Goke Butika, warned the politicians whose mind-set is to throw the state into chaos to steer clear from the affairs of the parliament and find another string for their politicking.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

The parliament said that no media hype would intimidate the parliament into abandoning thoroughness, fairness and justice in its conduct, adding that Oloyede’s petition would not be different as well.

According to him, “I want to assure the people of the state of fairness to all concerned.

“I therefore warned people should ignore merchants of violence who were struggling to create atmosphere of tension in the state, noting that it was only the meat of the petition that would dictate what would be step to be taken by the house.

“Those who implied violence through impeachment prejudice imputed into the examination of the petition filed by Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede of Osun State High court before the state assembly should have a rethink, for no person or group could predict the outcome of the yet to be discussed petition until the final report was ready.

Speaker Salaam frowned at the media hype and dirty politicking being employed by the opposition to drive the petition whose merit or otherwise has not been determined, stressing that it was wrong of any person or group to now pass judgment on the issue that has not been dealt with.

He said: “It is very wrong for some people to think that impeachment was the target of the petition sent by Justice Oloyede when the petitioner has not appeared before the parliament to defend her allegations.

“It could only suggest one thing; the affected elements have another agenda which could not be divorced from deliberate provocation of violence.”