After Impeachment of Deputy, Governor Hands Over His Own Power to Politician

After Impeachment of Deputy, Governor Hands Over His Own Power to Politician

  • Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state will go on a vacation for close to a month and will hand over power to his deputy, Bayo Lawal
  • Lawal is to act in place of Governor Makinde as authorised by section 190 (1) of the 1999 constitution
  • This development came weeks after the state House of Assembly impeached the former deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan

Oyo - Deputy governor Bayo Lawal is to act as governor of Oyo state in place of Governor Seyi Makinde for the next 23 days.

The development came after Makinde formally transmitted executive power to Lawal before he embarks on a vacation that runs from Thursday, August 11 to Friday, September 2.

Seyi Makinde
Makinde will go on a vacation for close to a month (Photo: Seyi Makinde)
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This was read at the state House of Assembly by the speaker, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin, Nigerian Tribune reports.

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In the letter read by Ogunoyin, Makinde will resume duties as governor of the state on Saturday, September 3.

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The governor's decision is in line with the provisions of section 190 (1) of the 1999 constitution.

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This was confirmed by Olaniyan's lawyer, Chief Afolabi Fashanu, on Thursday, July 14.

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This was as Justice Ladiran Akintola in a ruling on Thursday, July 14, dismissed a case filed by Olaniyan over the State House of Assembly's procedure.

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In the ruling read by Justice Akintola, the court held that the lawmakers and all the defendants had not erred in the procedures taken.

The court added that the originating summons filed by the claimant was purely legislative procedure and not judicial in line with the Nigerian constitution.

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The supporters of Olaniyan, who was removed as deputy to Makinde, governor of Oyo state, had defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Iseyin local government.

This was just as members of the Unity Forum of the APC revealed that they worked for Makinde in the 2019 election because of Olaniyan.


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