On Monday, the 18th of July, 2022, The Oyo State House of Assembly impeached Rauf Olaniyan, the State’s deputy governor. His impeachment followed series of allegations of gross misconduct and financial impropriety, while still in office.
The Assembly had an emergency sitting, during which it recommended that, having considered the report of the seven-man panel constituted by the Chief Judge of the state to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor, it has found him culpable of all allegations.
Further stating thus; “I hereby, recommend for the approval of the house, pursuant to section 188 (19) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as ammended) that the deputy governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, stand removed from from office with effect from today, Monday July 18, 2022.”
While the assembly plans to reconvene its sitting in a few hours, Mr Seyi Makinde, the governor of the state is expected to announce the name of the new deputy governor, who is to be sworn into active duty today.