Assembly begins impeachment process against Oyo deputy governor

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No fewer than twenty-four lawmakers in the Oyo State House of Assembly have signed a petition against the Deputy Governor of the state, Rauf Olaniyan.

The petition signal the commencement of impeachment proceeding against the Olaniyan, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress.

The five-point petition and notice of allegation against the deputy governor was read at plenary on Wednesday by the Speaker of the Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin.

Allegations raised against the deputy governor include gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office/official duty, insubordination and other offences.

Ogundoyin said a letter of notice will be served on the deputy governor, after which he will be given seven days to respond to the allegations.

He said, “We are going to give him seven days to respond to the allegations, thereafter, we will swing into the next line of action.”

The Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, Mrs Yetunde Awe, to write the deputy governor mandating him to respond to the allegations within seven days.


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