Suspected ritualists on Monday stormed the residence of the Speaker of the Ondo State House Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, with fetish items.
This happened amid the alleged move to impeach the state Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The move to impeach Aiyedatiwa took another turn on Monday after nine out of seventeen members of the House of Assembly signed a petition against Aiyedatiwa.
The fetish item was sighted at the entrance of the official residential lodge of the Speaker, Rt (Hon) Olamide Oladiji, located beside the Alagbaka Government house in the early hours of Monday by motorists and passersby.
Sources that spoke with Daily Trust on the incident claimed that the suspected ritualists must have been loyalists of the deputy governor.
The sources added that they are against his impeachment move by the lawmakers of the Assembly.
Meanwhile, the Ondo Redemption Front (ORF), has kicked against the impeachment process against Aiyedatiwa.
The group said the move by the Assembly members is not in the best interest of the people of the state.
The Chairman of the group, Ayodeji Ologun while addressing newsmen explained that the impeachment move against the deputy governor will plunge the state into political crisis and instability.
Ologun specifically noted that the Assembly members have not been helping matters in the state since the return of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to the country after his three-month medical vacation.
He said, “While Mr Akeredolu returned to the country, for over two weeks he returned to Nigeria in a controversial manner, he has not been sighted in the state rather, also, worthy of mention is the fact that since the return of Mr Akeredolu and his refusal to resume at his official duty -post for the governance of the state, a situation that is causing serious apprehension in the state, the State House of Assembly has not been helping matters.
“The Ondo State House of Assembly has decided to add salt to injury by instigating violence, and anarchy and orchestrating break down of law and order by embarking on an unjustified and unwarranted process of impeachment of the Deputy Governor Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa at the expense of the peace, stability and the welfare of the people of Ondo State.
“As a group, we strongly believe that politics should be the least of the worries of the political class in Ondo state at the moment but delivery of good governance in the overriding interest of the people of the state. Our people have been cheated over time with no progressive impact on their daily lives.
“We are not unaware that this is not about accountability as the House wants us to believe but a vendetta by a class of crass opportunists who have unfettered access to the resources of the state occasioned by the incapacity of the Governor.
“In view of the above stated and the contemplation of section 11(1)(4)(5) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, we hereby implore The National Assembly to call the Ondo State House of Assembly to order in the overriding interest of the people of the state and the country at large.”