24 Oyo Lawmakers Commence Impeachment Process Against Deputy Governor Over Alleged Misconduct
An impeachment process against the Oyo state Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan has been initiated by some members of the state’s House of Assembly.
Members of the Assembly made this clear in a petition presented to the Assembly plenary on Wednesday.
Adebo Ogundoyin, the Speaker of the Assembly, presided over the meeting.
It was gathered that Oaniyan switched from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Some Assembly members, on the other hand, have petitioned the house over what they call “gross misconduct.”
The petition was signed by twenty-four members of the Assembly, out of a total of thirty two members.
In the petition, the 24 lawmakers stated that if the Deputy Governor does not reply to the allegations, he will be impeached.
The petition titled “Petition and notice of an allegation of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan”, was read by the Clerk of the House, Yetunde Awe.
Gross misconduct, abuse of position, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duty, and insubordination are among the charges leveled against the Deputy Governor.
The lawmakers who signed the petition explained that they were acting in accordance with the constitution’s provisions.
They said, “Consequent upon listed below, we the under listed elected Honourable members of the 9th assembly hereby allege the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Eng. Rauf Olaniyan with the following allegations:
“Gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duty ani Insubordination and other offenses.
“This is in accordance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended in 2011. Section 188”.
Credit: Crime Channel