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Oyo Assembly approves nomination of Adebayo Lawal as new deputy governor

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The Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday approved the appointment of Adebayo Lawal as the new Deputy Governor, following the impeachment of Rauf Olaniyan.

The approval followed the nomination of Mr Lawal to the lawmakers for consideration by Governor Seyi Makinde as replacement for Mr Olaniyan.

Mr Lawal, who is the Chairman of the State Housing Corporation, had served as the state Attorney-General. He hails from Kisi in Irepo Local Government area.

His nomination was contained in a letter by the governor to the lawmakers, which was presented at the plenary.

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The House had gone on a short recess shortly after the impeachment of Mr Olaniyan, and later reconvened at 12:15 p.m. to consider the appointment of the new deputy governor.

The Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, while reading the letter from the Executive, said it was in response to an earlier letter sent by the House to the governor dated July 18, informing him of the impeachment of Mr Olaniyan.

Defending the nomination of Mr Lawal, the House Majority Leader, Sanjo Adedoyin, said that the nomination should be considered, approved and adopted in view of his antecedents in contributing to the progress of the state.

Seconding the motion, Kazeem Olayanju, representing Irepo/Olornsogo State Constituency, said that the House should confirm Mr Lawal as the new deputy governor.

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In his remarks, the speaker put the nomination to a voice vote, which went the ways of the “ayes”, after which the House adjourned plenary until July 21.

(NAN)

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