Oyo assembly impeaches deputy governor Olaniyan

The Oyo State House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan.

Mr Olaniyan was impeached by the lawmakers over allegations of misconduct on Monday.

His impeachment followed the recommendation of a seven-man investigation panel led by Justice Munta Abimbola which affirmed the allegations leveled against the deputy governor.

Twenty-three of the 32 lawmakers in the Assembly endorsed his impeachment.

Olaniyan had been elected into office in 2019 with Governor Seyi Makinde under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party but had a falling out with the governor over time.

This year, the differences between both men and their working relationship deteriorated and became virtually irreconcilable when the Deputy Governor dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress.