Five councillors in Ijebu East Local Government reportedly voted for the impeachment of Wale Adedayo, the chairman of the council.
DAILY POST recalls that Adedayo had, in a letter to former Governor Olusegun Osoba and anti-graft agencies, accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting council funds, an allegation the governor has repeatedly denied.
The beleaguered council chairman had earlier been suspended by the councillors, even as he was also detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly making inciting statements.
On Thursday, five out of the 11 councillors in Ijebu-East announced Adedayo’s impeachment, shortly after he appeared before the legislative council at the secretariat in Ogbere.
The journalist-turned-politician was at the council for almost two hours to answer questions about the allegations of mismanagement against him.
A statement signed by Fasheyi Akindele, the leader of Ijebu East Legislative Council, said five councillors voted in support of Adedayo’s impeachment, four voted against it, and one abstained.
The statement alleged that Adedayo owned up to all the allegations of fund misappropriation against him when he appeared before the legislative council.
“The councillors of Ijebu East Local Government of Ogun State, earlier today, impeached the suspended chairman of the local government, Hon. Wale Adedayo, over allegations of financial misappropriation and diversion of council funds, among other allegations made against him.
“The suspended chairman owned up before the full house of 11 councillors that he diverted federal allocations sent to the council by the state government and used them for purposes other than what the state government approved,” the statement reads partly.
The statement claimed that, having been found to have run afoul of the laws of the land, “therefore, the Leader of the House pronounced Mr Wale Adedayo impeached as the Chairman of Ijebu East LG.”
When contacted, Adedayo said he did not own up to any allegation.
“They were going to set up a committee, which was expected to look at the files in the office. But after I left, things changed,” he said.