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IMPEACHMENT: OYO DEPUTY GOV LOSES IN COURT

Justice Ladiran Akintola of Oyo State High Court has dismissed a case filed by the state’s deputy governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, challenging the impreachment process to remove him from office by the House of Assembly.

The judge held that the lawmakers and all the defendants have not erred on the procedures taken on the impeachment process.

According to Oladiran, the originating summons filed by the claimant was purely legislative procedure and not judicial in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Olaniyan had through his lawyer, Chief Afolabi Fashanu, SAN  asked the Court to order that the Speaker of the Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin and the Clerk, Mrs Oludara Yetunde Awe be put on notice of the suit.

Recalled that Oyo State House of Assembly  leveled five allegations against the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan.

Twenty four members of the house wrote and signed the petition which was read during plenary on Wednesday.

According to the petition, the lawmakers allegations against the Deputy Governor include include Gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office and official duty and insubordination and other offences

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