Breaking: Makinde names new deputy governor, lawmakers endorse




Barrister Adebayo Lawal

Few minutes after impeaching Engr Rauf Olaniyan, as the deputy governor of Oyo State, the House of Assembly on Monday approved the nomination of the Chairman, Oyo State Housing Corporation, Barrister Adebayo Lawal, as new second man incharge of the state.

This followed the nomination of Barrister Lawal to the House by Governor Seyi Makinde as contained in a letter from the executive to the lawmakers which was presented on Monday plenary.

Reading the letter, the Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin said it was in response of an earlier letter sent by the lawmaker to the governor dated July 18, 2022, informing him of the removal of Olaniyan from office.

Speaking on the nomination, the House majority leader,  Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin, said the nomination should be favourably considered, approved and adopted in view of his antecedents in contributing to the progress of the state.

Hon Kazeem Olayanju of Irepo/ Olorunsogo state constituency seconded the motion that the house should confirm Lawal as the new deputy governor of Oyo state.

The Speaker of the House, Hon Ogundoyin put the nomination to a voice vote which went the ways of the “ayes”, saying with the vote, Lawal has been approved as the deputy governor of the state.

The House later adjourned till Thursday July 21, 2022.

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