No fewer than 24 Lawmakers of the Oyo State House of Assembly has begun the process of impeaching the deputy governor of the state, Engr Rauf Olaniyan, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In the impeachment notice read during Wednesday’s plenary by the Clerk of the House, Yetunde Awe, the lawmakers accused Olaniyan of gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office and official duty and insubordination, among others.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, said the petition met the two-third requirement to initiate the impeachment process.
He added that the Assembly would give the deputy governor seven days to respond to the allegations, adding that failure to do so can lead to the commencement of the impeachment move.
The seven days window takes immediate effect and will lapse on Wednesday, June 22.
The petition was signed by 24 out of 26 PDP lawmakers in the House.
The lawmakers who signed the petition are:
Fadeyi Muhammed (Ona Ara)
Onaolapo Sanjo (Ogbomosho South)
Babalola Olasunkanmi (Egbeda)
Adebisi Yussuf (Ibadan South West 1)
Okedoyin Julius (Saki West)
Adebayo Babajide (Ibadan North 2).
Kehinde Olatunde (Akinyele 2)
Olajide Akintunde (Lagelu)
Mustapha Akeem (Kajola)
Popoola Ademola (Ibadan South East 2)
Owolabi Olusola (Ibadan North East 2)
Olagoke Olamide (Ibadan North East 1)
Olayanji Kazeem (Irepo/Olorunsogo)
Ojedokun Peter (Ibarapa North/Centre)
Gbadamosi Saminu (Saki East/Atisbo)
Mabaje Adekunle (Iddo)
Oluwafowokanmi Oluwafemi (Ibadan South West 2)
Akeem Adedibu (Iwajowa)
Fatokun Ayo (Akinyele 1)
Rasak Ademola (Ibadan South East 1)
Obadara Akeem (Ibadan North West) Oyekunle Fola (Ibadan North 1)
Adetunji Francis (Oluyole) Hon Adeola Bamidele (Iseyin / Itesiwaju).
However, Ogundoyin and Hon. Adebunmi Abdulateef from Oorelope State Constituency, where Olaniyan comes from, are the only PDP lawmakers that didn’t sign the petition.