Written by on July 18, 2022

The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Rauf Olaniyan has been removed from office. This follows allegations that he was involved in acts of gross misconduct.

Many believe his removal from office is not unconnected with his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP under which he was elected with Governor Seyi Makinde to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Olaniyan’s removal followed the state Assembly’s adoption of the report of the seven-man panel constituted by the chief judge to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor at its plenary on Monday.

Olaniyan was elected in 2019 on a joint ticket with the current Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) until his recent defection to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The lack of confidence between the two men led to Governor Makinde picking another running mate for his re-election in 2023.

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