Oyo Assembly Impeach Deputy Governor

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The Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, has been removed by members of the State House of Assembly, following misconduct and a series of allegations levelled against him.

It was gathered that the deputy governor was removed around 11:00 am by the lawmakers after the report of the panel set up to investigate him was read by the Majority Leader of the House, Sanjo Adedoyin, from Ogbomoso.

The deputy governor was found culpable and indicted of all allegations and complaints levelled against him.

The Assembly approved Olaniyan’s removal from office leaning on section 188 (9) of the 1999 constitution (as amended).

Meanwhile, in a judgment delivered on July 14, the judge held that the impeachment move initiated by the lawmakers had not violated the constitution in any way, thereby dismissing the suit.

The court said the lawmakers substantially complied with the provisions of Section 188 of the Constitution on the removal process.

The court gave the lawmakers the go-ahead to continue with the impeachment process.


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