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Oyo lawmakers accuse deputy gov of gross misconduct

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OYO State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, began the process of impeaching the deputy governor of the state, Mr Rauf Olaniyan.

  This followed the reading of a 5-point petition and notice of allegation against the deputy governor at Wednesday’s plenary, presided over by the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon Adebo Ogundoyin.

  Allegations raised against the deputy governor are gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office/official duty, insubordination, and other offences.

  The petition addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly was signed by 24 lawmakers.

  The Speaker subsequently directed the Clerk of the House, Mrs Yetunde Awe, to write the deputy governor mandating him to respond to the allegations within seven days.

  The petition entitled, “Petition and Notice of Allegations of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Engineer Rauf Olaniyan,” read:“Consequent upon listed below, we the under listed elected Honourable members of the 9th assembly hereby allege the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Eng. Rauf Olaniyan of the following allegations: Gross misconduct, Abuse of office, Financial recklessness, Abandonment of office, official duty, insubordination and other offences.

  “This is in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended in 2011, Section 188.”

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