The Oyo State House of Assembly has on Wednesday directed the Chief Judge of Oyo State to set up a panel of seven-persons, to investigate the allegation of gross misconduct levied against the Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan.
This was contained in a motion jointly moved by the Majority leader, Hon Sanjo Onaolapo (Ogbomoso South) and Hon Akintunde Olajide (Lagelu) during plenary.
The motion read in part: “Urge Mr Speaker that on the strength of the signatures received from the aforementioned 23 Honourable Members and in accordance with the provision of Section 188(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) to request the Chief Judge of Oyo State to appoint panel of seven persons of unquestionable integrity to investigate the allegation 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 three months of its appointment.”
Recall that following Olaniyan’s defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the House of Assembly wrote a note of allegations signed by 23 members to the deputy governor alleging him of 5 different allegations.
The petition entitled: “Petition And Notice of Allegations of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Engineer Rauf Olaniyan” reads in parts.
“Consequent upon listed below, we the under listed elected Honourable members of the 9th assembly hereby allege the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Eng. Rauf Olaniyan with the following allegations:
“Gross misconduct, Abuse of office, Financial recklessness, Abandonment of office, official duty, insubordination and other offences.
“This is in accordance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended in 2011”, it added.
Meanwhile, the House has directed the panel to report its findings within three months of it’s appointment.
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