After impeaching Rauf Olaniyan, the Oyo State House of Assembly has approved the appointment of Adebayo Lawal as the state’s new deputy governor.
Lawal was nominated by Governor Seyi Makinde to the House of Representatives for consideration as a replacement for Olaniyan.
Lawal had previously served as the Chairman of the State Housing Corporation.
Previously, he had served as the state’s attorney-general.
He is a native of the Irepo Local Government area, having grown up in Kisi.
The governor nominated Lawal in a letter to the legislature, which was then read aloud in open session.
Immediately following the impeachment of Olaniyan as deputy governor, the House of Representatives went on a short recess, according to NAN.
At around 12:15 p.m., the House of Representatives reconvened to vote on the appointment of a new deputy governor.
Olaniyan’s impeachment was announced in a letter to the Governor dated July 18, which was read out by the Speaker of the House, Adebo Ogundoyin, as he read out the letter from the Executive branch.
House Majority Leader Sanjo Adedoyin argued that Lawal’s nomination should be viewed favorably, approved, and adopted because of his contributions to the state’s progress.
Lawal’s appointment as Deputy Governor of Oyo State should be confirmed, said Kazeem Olayanju, who represents the Irepo/Olornsogo State Constituency.
It was decided by “yes” votes on speaker’s motion to put nomination up for a vote.
As he sees it, Lawal has been voted in as the state’s deputy governor.
However, the House of Representatives adjourned until July 21.