‘Defend allegations against you,’ Ondo Assembly denies witch-hunting deputy gov

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The Ondo State House of Assembly has denied accusation of witch-hunting following its impeachment move on the Deputy Governor of the state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Oshati Olatunji, in a television programme on Thursday, maintained that they are not witch-hunting the Deputy Governor.

He stressed that he has to defend himself from allegation of misconduct levelled against him.

“There are some allegations that borders on emotions, we don’t want to take it up emotionally, which by the time we finish our investigations we will be able to explain better. There are many allegations and it borders on misconduct.

“It is our duty that when you receive a petition, it is best thing for us to look into it. We have said it on several fora that we are not witch-hunting, we are just doing our job and our job is to investigate and by the time we finish the investigation the whole world will see. We are not after witch-hunting anybody; we are after sanitising the system.

“There are about five allegations with us here that borders on misappropriation. Those were the allegations from the petition and it is left for him to defend himself. If he answers well, we are not after witch-hunting.

“The other one is about his intention to divide the executive when the governor was away and planning to impeach the governor which he at least needs to defend himself,” Olatunji said.

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