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Petition: Osun Assembly Asks Aregbesola To Respond

Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 1:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti  –  Osogbo


Following the petition written by Justice Oloyede Folahanmi of the Osun State High Court calling for the impeachment of Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the unpaid salaries, the lawmakers have asked Governor Rauf Aregbesola to forward his response to the allegations raised against him.

The Assembly has also written to the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Adepele Ojo demanding to know whether Justice Oloyede Folahanmi is member of the bench in the state.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

In a letter addressed to Justice Ojo, the Chief Judge, the lawmakers were also demanding to know whether Justice Folahanmi is speaking the mind of the state judiciary or otherwise.

It maintained that the assembly is given the petition critical attention in the interest of the state.

A statement issued by the media aide to the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Nojeem Salaam, Mr. Goke Butika said that the assembly took the decision because copy of the petition was addressed to the Speaker.

In the letter attached to the petition sent to the governor, the parliament demanded comments on the content of the petition without delay.

The statement said: “The onus of proof lies on the petitioner who has expressed her readiness to defend her allegations before the parliamentarians, while Governor Aregbesola’s response would also be awaited for the sake of fair hearing.”

Speaker Salaam noted that the legislature has resolved to give Justice Oloyede’s petition a critical attention, because she is a serving judge in the state, and justice demands that her allegations be given a look, for she holds a prime position in the judiciary, an arm of government in the state.