Court Halts Oyo Assembly’s Plan To Impeach Deputy Governor

The High Court has restrained the state’s from impeaching the deputy governor, Raufu Olaniyan.


Court Halts Oyo Assembly's Plan To Impeach Deputy Governor
Deputy governor, Raufu Olaniyan.


The court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola gave this order on Wednesday.

The Assembly alleged that the deputy governor has committed some offenses. This made the deputy governor to approach the court to halt his impeachment.

The court on Wednesday restrained the lawmakers from further impeachment process against the deputy governor.

Akintola ruled that the State Assembly should stop any removal process.

The Assembly is billed to read Olaniyan’s reply to their allegation this morning.

The Court adjourned the case till Tuesday, July 5, 2022, for the continuation of the hearing.

This was to allow the Assembly to file its reply to that of Olaniyan.

Director of Legal Services, Olabanji represented the Assembly, while Chief Afolabi Fashanu, SAN, led Olaniyan’s legal team.

It was gathered that the state’s Assembly is billed to read Olaniyan’s reply to their allegation this morning.

Olaniyan had recently dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).

After that, 24 out of the 32 members of the State had in a petition accused the deputy governor of “gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duty, insubordination, and other offenses.”

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