Oyo Assembly begins process to impeach dep gov
• 24 lawmakers sign five-point petition against him
• Mandate him to reply in seven days
• PDP lauds Makinde’s choice of Lawal as running mate
Oyo State House of Assembly, yesterday, began the process of impeaching the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr. Rauf Olaniyan.
This followed the signing of a petition against him at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin.
The allegations included gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of official duty and insubordination and other offences.
Ogundoyin said the petition and notice of allegation against the deputy governor was in line with the constitution of the country.
He said a letter of notice would be served on Olaniyan after which he would be given seven days to respond to the allegations.
“We are going to give him seven days to respond to the allegation, thereafter, we swing into the next line of action,” he said.
MEANWHILE, the Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, said that the joint ticket of Seyi Makinde and Bayo Lawal as governorship and deputy governorship candidates ahead of the forthcoming election was one of the best decisions of the party in the entire primary election process, saying it is putting a round peg in a round hole.
The PDP, in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji, urged party members to continue to display in their conduct, character, loyalty, dedication and commitment to party affairs, stressing that the leadership of the party at all levels are always taking note of all actions and inactions of individual party members.