Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has resigned from his position as the state’s chief judge.
Olawale Rasheed, the governor’s spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Thursday, claiming Adeleke had approved the suspension of the nbsp, Ojo, following the state house of assembly resolution.
Additionally, read about the Osun government’s cancellation of Independence Day celebrations.
Olayinka Afolabi’s appointment as the new acting chief judge of the state, according to Rasheed, was also approved by Adeleke.
The statement was partially read, “In the meantime, the Governor has instructed the Deputy to conduct the swearing-in ceremony of the Acting Chief Judge of Osun State, which will be held tomorrow at the Executive Lounge, Governor’s Office, Oogbo,” following the governor’approval of his resolution by the House.
The governor was previously prevented from being removed from office by the National Industrial Court.
See below for the complete statement:
Governor Adeleke approves the Osun Assembly’s motion to remove the state chief judge from office.
OSOGBO: Osunstate, 16/11/2023. Gov . ng .
Adepele Ojo, the chief judge of Osun State, has been asked to resign pending investigation into allegations of misconduct, abuse of power, corruption, and disregard for the rule of law made against her by the House of Assembly. This resolution has received approval from the executive governor of that state, Governor Adomola Adeleke.
To prevent any void in the third branch of government in Osun State, the House decided in its resolution for today, November 16, 2023, that the Executive should be informed of the resolution and that Justice Adepele Ojo’s successor be sworn in immediately.
The following was the earlier resolution of the House:
This Honourable House, in carrying out its oversight duties and using its investigative powers granted by the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended), hereby resolved the following: “Having received numerous petitions against the Chief Judge of Osun State concerning gross misconducts, abuse of office, corruption, and lack of respect for due process and rule of law.
- Honourable Justice Adepele Ojo, the Chief Judge of Osun State, should be contacted by the Committee on Judiciary, Public Petitions, and Legal Matters to look into the petitions against him and report back to the House in seven days.
- Honourable Justice Adepele Ojo, the Chief Judge of Osun State, should resign in the interim to allow for a thorough investigation of the allegations rather than for any disciplinary action.
- The Executive Governor should swear immediately in the following judge as the Acting Chief Judge of Osun State while she withdraws while the investigation is ongoing.
- The resolutions of this House should be immediately brought to the attention of the National Judicial Council and the State Joint Service Commission by the Executive.
- that the State Judicial Service Commission, the National Judicial Council, and the Executive should receive the House’s resolutions from the Clerk of this House.
Meanwhile, the Acting Chief Judge of Osun State will be sweared in tomorrow at the Executive Lounge, Governor’s Office, Oogbo. The Governor has instructed the Deputy to carry out the swearing-in ceremony after the House has approved the resolution.
Rasheed, Mallam Olawale
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