The lawmakers of the Oyo State House of Assembly have impeached Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, the Deputy Governor to Governor Seyi Makinde.
According to reports, all the lawmakers except Hon. Ayawo Oyebunmi who is from his constituency assented to the impeachment process.
This development is coming a few weeks after the Deputy Governor announced his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and subsequent joining of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
It would be recalled that this followed the reading of a 5-point petition and notice of allegation against the deputy governor at Wednesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker of the Assembly, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin.
Allegations raised against the deputy governor are gross misconduct, abuse of abuse, financial recklessness, abandonment of office/official duty, insubordination and other offences.
The petition addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly was signed by 24 lawmakers.
The Speaker subsequently directed the Clerk of the House, Mrs Yetunde Awe to write the deputy governor mandating him to respond to the allegations within seven days.