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Oyo Assembly denies ploy to impeach Deputy Gov



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Oyo Assembly has denied it is plotting to impeach Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan.

It described the rumouras baseless, misleading and absolutely condemnable.

Reacting to the rumor, the Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Information, Communication & Technology, Kazeem Olayanju said the fallacious story which first appeared in an online news publication on Monday was amusing to all the 32 lawmakers. He said there was never a time such was discussed or the idea was muted by the legislators in the Assembly or outside.

The report had alleged that the cold war between Governor Seyi Makinde and Olaniyan had assumed a dangerous dimension and that the Deputy Governor would be impeached anytime soon by the PDP- dominated Oyo Assembly.

Olayanju said: “The purportedly planned impeachment process against the Oyo State Deputy Governor by the House under my watch is a farce, a fluke and a figment of the sick imagination of the writer, sponsor or originator of the fake news.

“We were dumbfounded when we read the news and we were asking ourselves if the story was actually referring to us, the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly.

“It baffles one how some journalists will deliberately flout the ethics of accuracy, truthfulness and objectivity in news reportage which are the hallmarks of the pen profession.”

He wondered why such an expensive lie would be concocted by the journalist in question or why he/she would stoop so low for whatever reasons or gains to agree to disseminate such unfounded rumor.

“Is it also not comical for the purveyor of the fake information to claim that Oyo lawmakers would be meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde in Ghana to orchestrate the planned removal of the deputy Governor?

“There’s really nothing of such from our end here. We just resumed from our recess and we already have a lot of legislative matters begging for attention on our table.

“The issue of impeachment process against the deputy Governor is strange to us and we are not aware of it.”

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