The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Monday, dragged the state House of Assembly before the court over the moves to impeach him.
The Assembly had last Wednesday at plenary commenced impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor, acting on a petition accusing him of gross misconduct.
The petitioner alleged that Aiyedatiwa committed the alleged infractions during his time as the acting governor when Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was abroad on medical vacation.
Akeredolu had shortly on his return to the country sacked the media team of the deputy governor, suggesting the beginning of troubles for Aiyedatiwa.
The House, on Wednesday, directed the clerk to serve the petition on the embattled deputy governor, kicking off the process for his impeachment.
But on Monday, Aiyedatiwa, through his lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, approached the Ondo State High Court in Akure, seeking an order to halt the impeachment move.
Listed as defendants in the suit were the Ondo State Government, the Governor of Ondo State, the Ondo State House of Assembly, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, the Clerk of the Ondo State House of Assembly and the Chief Judge of Ondo State.