The Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday approved the appointment of Adebayo Lawal as the new Deputy Governor following the removal of Rauf Olaniyan.
The approval followed the nomination of Lawal to the lawmakers for consideration by Governor Seyi Makinde as a replacement for Olaniyan.
DAILY GIST reported that olaniyan was impeached on Monday by the lawmakers.
The House of Assembly is dominated by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmakers during the plenary on Monday announced that they impeached the deputy governor following the recommendation of the panel set up to investigate him.
Allegations raised against the deputy governor are gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office/official duty, insubordination and other offences.
Before his appointment, Lawal was the Chairman of the State Housing Corporation.
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.
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