24 members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday commenced impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor of the state, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan.
This follows the petition against him brought to the attention of the House by some members of the assembly during plenary on Wednesday.
Tracknews reports some of the offences listed against Olaniyan by the lawmakers include gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duty and insubordination.
Twenty-four out of the thirty-two members in the State Assembly signed the petition for impeachment against the Deputy Governor.
According to them, if the Deputy Governor fails to respond to the allegations against him, then impeachment proceedings will be initiated.
Recall that Olaniyan had recently announced his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Olaniyan and governor Seyi Makinde were elected as deputy governor and governor on the platform of PDP in 2019.
The lawmakers that signed the petition included: the Deputy Speaker, Abiodun Muhammad Fadeyi (Ona Ara), Majority leader, Onaolapo Sanjo (Ogbomosho South), Babalola Olasunkanmi (Egbeda), Adebisi Yussuf (Ibadan South West 1), Okedoyin Julius (Saki West) and Adebayo Babajide (Ibadan North 2).
Others are Kehinde Olatunde (Akinyele 2), Olajide Akintunde (Lagelu), Mustapha Akeem (Kajola), Popoola Ademola (Ibadan South East 2), Owolabi Olusola (Ibadan North East 2), Olagoke Olamide (Ibadan North East 1), Olayanju Kazeem (Irepo/Olorunsogo), Ojedokun Peter (Ibarapa North/Centre).
The rest are; Gbadamosi Saminu (Saki East/Atisbo), Mabaje Adekunle (Iddo), Oluwafowokanmi Oluwafemi (Ibadan South West 2), Akeem Adedibu (Iwajowa), Fatokun Ayo (Akinyele 1), Rasak Ademola (Ibadan South East 1), Obadara Akeem (Ibadan North West), Oyekunle Fola (Ibadan North 1) and Adetunji Francis (Oluyole).
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