The Oyo State House of Assembly has commenced the process of impeaching the state’s Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan on Wednesday.
This followed the reading of a 5-point petition and notice of allegation against the deputy governor at the plenary presided over by the Speaker of the Assembly, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin.
Allegations raised against the deputy governor are gross misconduct, abuse of power, financial recklessness, abandonment of office/official duty, insubordination, amongst others.
The petition addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly was signed by 24 lawmakers out of the 32 members of the Assembly.
The petition was titled “Petition and notice of an allegation of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan”.
The Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, Mrs Yetunde Awe to write the deputy governor mandating him to respond to the allegations within seven days.
Some of the allegations levied against the Deputy Governor includes; gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duty and insubordination and other offences.
Olaniyan recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress due to crisis between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.