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24 Oyo lawmakers sign impeachment notice against Deputy Governor

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Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly have levelled five allegations against the Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan.

Twenty four members of the house signed the petition which was read during plenary, on Wednesday.

Olaniyan had few days ago resigned from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party bit retains his position as the Deputy Governor.

As a result, the state chapter of the PDP asked him to resign or get impeached.

The matter took a new turn today as 24 PDP lawmakers’ in the house decided to serve him impeachment notice.

According to the petition, the lawmakers accused the Deputy Governor of gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office and official duty and insubordination and other offences.

The petition was read on the floor of the house by the Clerk of the House, Yetunde Awe.

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Debo Ogundoyin said the petition had satisfied the two-third requirement to initiate the process.

He added that the House would give the Deputy Governor a seven-day grace period to respond to the allegations, adding that failure to do so can lead to the commencement of impeachment move.

The window of response takes immediate effect and to lapse on Wednesday June 22.

The petition was signed by 24 out of 26 PDP lawmakers.

The House thereafter adjourned till tomorrow, June 16.

The petition entitled “Petition And Notice of Allegations of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Engineer Rauf Olaniyan” reads in parts.

“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, insubordination and other offences.

“This is in accordance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended in 2011. Section 188.”

 


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