Rauf Olaniyan, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, has been impeached by the State House of Assembly weeks after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
According to the reports, Olaniyan’s removal followed the State Assembly’s adoption of the report by a seven-man panel constituted by the Chief Judge, Justice Munta Ladipupo Abimbola to investigate allegations of gross misconduct leveled against Olaniyan at its plenary on Monday.
The deputy governor was elected in 2019 on a joint ticket with the incumbent governor, Seyi Makinde on the platform of the PDP but recently to the opposition APC.
Leading the impeachment proceedings, the majority leader of the Assembly, Honourable Sanjo Adedoyin said, “the deputy governor was found culpable, indicted of all allegations, all complaints leveled against him”.
The Assembly approved Olaniyan’s removal from office leaning on section 188(9) of the 1999 constitution (as amended).