The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, has raised an alarm over threats to his life since the commencement of the deputy governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa’s impeachment process.
Oladiji who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Akure, stated that his attention was called to a sacrifice placed in front of the official Speaker’s Lodge.
“I have not been using the place except sometimes for parliamentary meetings. At least, we have been there more than two times for a meeting but I don’t sleep there because the place requires overhauling with the present state,” he said.
“Early this morning, we discovered that a sacrifice was placed in the lodge. Aside from that, I have been receiving strange calls from strange people threatening my life and other members. There has been a lot of pressure on me.
“l am using this medium to tell the whole world that my life is under threat. I call on security operatives to checkmate these people who have been threatening my life and other members.
“This threat started since the day we began the impeachment notice. I have already reported to NSCDC among other security agencies.”
The Speaker also revealed that the House will serve Aiyedatiwa a letter on the alleged gross misconduct levelled against him, having secured a court affidavit that gives the House the legitimate right to do so.
The Speaker said all 26 members of the House have appended their signatures to the petition.
Oladiji debunked the rumours that the lawmakers collected N5m each to initiate the impeachment process.
He said: “I want to tell the whole world that we did not receive any gratification from anybody or anywhere. We are doing our work as lawmakers. We appropriate and at the same time, monitor what we appropriate. Let me tell you, 26 lawmakers have now signed the letter which we will serve him today.”