Tension in Oyo Over Alleged Plot by House of Assembly to Impeach Makinde’s Deputy Olaniyan

Tension in Oyo Over Alleged Plot by House of Assembly to Impeach Makinde’s Deputy Olaniyan

  • A political group has said that the alleged proposed impeachment of the Oyo deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan is in bad taste
  • The chairman of the group, Abdulwaheed Olowonjaye, noted that the purported plan by the state House of Assembly is an invitation to the crisis
  • The group is reacting to a much-touted impeachment move of the deputy governor by the state House of Assembly

Ibadan, Oyo - The purported plan to impeach Rauf Olaniyan, the deputy governor of Oyo, by the state House of Assembly, has continued to raise dust among politicians and political watchers within and outside the state.

Legit.ng's reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that a political group in the state, Political Awareness Group (PAG), has warned of a looming crisis should the proposed impeachment of Olaniyan hold.

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Group warns against impeaching Oyo state deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan.
Group has warned Oyo Assembly over alleged plot to impeach Makinde's deputy, Rauf Olaniyan. Credit: Olaniyan
Source: UGC

The group described as ill-motivated and unwarranted the alleged move by the state House of Assembly to impeach the deputy governor.

In a statement by its chairman, AbdWaheed Olowonjaye, PAG advised the state House of Assembly to avoid avoidable as a result of the impeachment move.

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Olowonjaye said:

"The planned decision to impeach the deputy governor would bring about crisis pointing out that such experience in the past dragged the state to a decade of decadence."

PAG, however, praised the members of the House of Assembly for coming out to deny the planned impeachment warning them not to be used as agents to destabilize the state.

Olowonjaye said that following the 'save my soul' petition filed by the deputy governor, the police should beef up security around the second citizen of the state.

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He urged the commissioner of police in the state to attach all seriousness it takes to the threat to the Olaniyan's life by putting in place machinery to ensure the safety of the man noting that this would vindicate the police of any ulterior motive.

Olowonjaye said PAG, as an association of professionals and technocrats for good governance, condemned the attack and destruction of property of the wife of the deputy governor, Prof. Amdalat Olaniyan by some hoodlums.

The group called for a thorough investigation to bring the culprits to book.

He also explained that it was high time that riot acts were read to political jobbers and tout who, according to him, were behind last weekend's senseless attack at the congress of the faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state.

Olowonjaye added that PAG would not derail in its objective of ensuring good governance is instituted at all levels of government so as to bring succour to the hapless and helpless masses.

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Makinde warns youths to stop fighting over politicians

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Makinde advised young Nigerians not to be caught up in politicians' battles.

It was reported that Makinde gave the advice on Saturday, October 23 during the weeding of Oluwanigba, son of the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose in Lagos.

Makinde and Fayose recently had open political differences over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest region.

Source: Legit.ng

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