The Ondo State House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Channels Television is reporting.
The Monday plenary session was attended by 24 out of the 26 members of the House, including the Speaker, all in support of the impeachment.
The impeachment motion was moved by the Majority Leader, Henry Akinsoyinu, who revealed that the seven impeachable offences of gross misconduct and abuse of office levelled against the Deputy Governor have been proved.
The motion was seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Oyebo Aladetan.
The Seven man panel of investigation set up by by the State Chief Judge, Olasehinde Kumuyi, chaired by Olatunji Adeniyan had earlier in the morning submitted its report to the House.
The Speaker of the House, Jumoke Akindele, adopted the motion and declared the Deputy Governor impeached and removed from office.
She gave a directive that all the government property in possession of the Deputy Governor be handed over to the Permanent Secretary in the office of the Deputy Governor.
Meanwhile, two members of the House belonging to the opposition party, APC, Gbenga Edema and Fola Olasehinde, were absent at the sitting.