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 Impeached Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan Replaced By State Attorney-General Lawal
July 18, 2022

Impeached Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan Replaced By State Attorney-General Lawal

Rauf Olaniyan, Oyo State Deputy Governor, has been impeached by members of the State House of Assembly, following misconduct and a series of allegations levelled against him. Olaniyan was removed by members of the House of Assembly on Monday. the deputy governor was removed around 11:30 am by the lawmakers.

Olaniyan was elected in 2019 on a joint ticket with incumbent Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party but recently defected to the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress in the state.

The approval followed the nomination of Lawal to the lawmakers for consideration by Governor Seyi Makinde as a replacement for Olaniyan.

Before his appointment, Lawal was the Chairman of the State Housing Corporation, NAN reported.

He had also served as the state Attorney-General.

He hails from Kisi in the Irepo Local Government area.

Lawal’s nomination is contained in a letter by the governor to the lawmakers, which was presented at the plenary.

NAN reports that the House had gone on a short recess shortly after the impeachment of Olaniyan as the deputy governor.

The lawmakers later reconvened at about 12.15 p.m to consider the appointment of the new deputy governor. He had also served as the state Attorney-General.

He hails from Kisi in the Irepo Local Government area.

Lawal’s nomination is contained in a letter by the governor to the lawmakers, which was presented at the plenary.

NAN reports that the House had gone on a short recess shortly after the impeachment of Olaniyan as the deputy governor.

The lawmakers later reconvened at about 12.15 p.m to consider the appointment of the new deputy governor.

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