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Impeachment: Oyo Lawmakers Order CJ To Set-Up C’mmtt To Investigate Makinde’s Dep. Governor

Oyo state House of Assembly has directed the Chief Judge of Oyo state, Justice Munta Abimbola to set up a 7-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the Deputy Governor of the state, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan.

This was sequel to a Motion jointly moved by the Majority leader, Hon Sanjo Onaolapo and Hon Akintunde Olajide on Wednesday during plenary.

The house presided over by the speaker, Rt Hon Adebo Ogundoyin directed the panel to report its findings within three months of appointment.

While reading the motion, the Majority Leader noted that up till now the Deputy Governor had not responded to the copy of the allegations  served him by the House.
The motion read ” With this development, the House need to invoke the provision specified in Section 188(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
” In accordance with the provision of section 188(4) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) to request the Chief Judge of Oyo State to appoint panel of 7persons of unquestionable integrity to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr Rauf Olaniyan; and the panel to report its findings to the House within 3months of its appointment. “
The Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said the issue was no more in the House as it has been handed over to the State Chief Judge, Justice Muntar Abimbola.
“We have no say whether the State Deputy Governor is guilty or not. The issue will be determined by the 7member to be constituted by the Chief Judge.
We are only working in line with the constitution. Once the report is submitted within or at the expiration of the 3months that’s what we are going to act upon. We are not in a position to judge in this case. We will ensure due process is followed. The vote was unanimous and we shall wait for the outcome of the report and investigation of the panel. ” Oyo Speaker


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