Oyo deputy gov sues Assembly over impeachment move

Oyo deputy governor, Raufu Olaniyan
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Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, has dragged the state House of Assembly to court over the impeachment move against him by the lawmakers.

The deputy governor was represented in court by his counsel, Chief Afolabi Fashanu, (SAN) in the case which came up before Justice Ladiran Akintola at Oyo State High Court, Ring Road, Ibadan on Tuesday.

The judge ordered that the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, and the Clerk of the House be put on notice before he adjourned the matter till Wednesday ( today).

The lawmakers had, two weeks ago, initiated impeachment move against Olaniyan.


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The House, in a letter read by the Clerk, accused the deputy governor of financial recklessness, gross misconduct and insubordination among other allegations, shortly after his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Olaniyan had also filed his response to the allegations against him and the lawmakers had said the matter would come up for discussion on Wednesday (today).

Ogundoyin had said the petition met the two-thirds requirements to initiate the impeachment process.

Olaniyan had recently defected from the PDP to the APC.

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