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So, your petition is not illegal and in fact, if your bylaws allow removal of an officer for any reason by a majority vote, you as an owner are entitled to seek to get a majority of the owners together to vote this president out of office.
If he tries to take legal action against you to stop you, this could also violate the FL Anti-SLAPP provision as it applies to HOA, which says in part:
720.304 Right of owners to peaceably assemble; display of flag; SLAPP suits prohibited.—
(1) All common areas and recreational facilities serving any homeowners’ association shall be available to parcel owners in the homeowners’ association served thereby and their invited guests for the use intended for such common areas and recreational facilities. The entity or entities responsible for the operation of the common areas and recreational facilities may adopt reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to the use of such common areas and recreational facilities. No entity or entities shall unreasonably restrict any parcel owner’s right to peaceably assemble or right to invite public officers or candidates for public office to appear and speak in common areas and recreational facilities.
So, he cannot sue you for acting within your rights under your bylaws to seek to remove him and if he does it violates the Anti-SLAPP provision in the FL HOA law.
You have a right to gather support to get a majority vote to remove him and a right to have a meeting called for the purpose of voting to remove him and that is within your rights under the bylaws and FL law to do whether he likes it or not.