A human rights group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, CHRSJ, has called for the live coverage of the proceedings on the floor of the Osun State House of Assembly during the impeachment proceedings against the State governor, Mr. Ruaf Adesoji Aregbesola and his deputy, Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori.
According to a statement issued and signed by the Executive Chairman of the group, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, the live coverage of the impeachment proceedings would bring fairness, justice and transparency to the issue of national importance.
The Rights group also insisted that Governor Aregbesola and Mrs. Laoye-Tomori have been deserved to be impeached for committing many impeachable offences ranging from changing of Osun State to State of Osun; embezzlement; procurement of Helicopter without due process from State Assembly; embarking on expenditure without budgetary provision, among other offences and mis-management of the resources accrued to the State from federation account which made the State unable to perform its obligations to the citizenries.
Comrade Adeniyi reiterated the total and strong support of the people of the State to the petition authored by the Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede to State House of Assembly, calling for impeachment of State governor and his deputy for saying that Osun State financial crisis was beyond their mandate and control which made them unable to pay the salaries of its workforce for period of eight(8) to eleven(11) months.
CHRSJ boss therefore called on well meaning Nigerians, particularly, Osun indigenes, to pray for the protection of the courageous woman who stood up against all odds to speak the mind of Osun people, against “the tyranny” of Rauf Aregbesola’s government which is ravaging the state.
They faulted the call by the some partisan human rights groups in the State that are asking National Judicial Council, NJC, to sanction Justice Oloyede for no cause, than speaking the truth. He condemned the said letter which they described as undemocratic, unconstitutional and wickedness on the part of those who authored it.
Part of the statement read, “Impeachment investigation into the allegations raised by Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede in her petition against the state governor, Mr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola and his deputy, Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori to the Osun State House of Assembly may be politicised or twisted by the members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, controlled assembly to favour Aregbesola and Laoye-Tomori.
But the only way to bring justice,equity,transparency and fair play into the matter, is to allow the impeachment proceedings at the floor of the house to be televised live on DSTV stations. Nothing short of this will be tenable by the people of the state.
“Our investigation revealed to us that the twenty four APC lawmakers including Speaker, Hon. Najeem Salaam and some anti-masses group have been working round the clock to ensure that the petition does not see the light of day and those who are signatories to the anti-Justice Oloyede’s petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, are people of questionable character and aide to Rauf Aregbesola… who is looking for way to sweep the investigation under the carpet because Aregbesola and his deputy know that they have committed many… impeachable offences.”
Sulaiman then urged the good people of Osun State to rise up in condemning those behind the said anti-Justice Oloyede’s letter to the National Judicial Council and they must be seen as the enemies of Osun people and their development.

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