Lawmakers betray Makinde in alleged plot to impeach deputy


There is reportedly no love lost between Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his deputy, Engr. Raufu Olaniyan.

Makinde and Olaniyan’s relationship is fractured to the point that a plot is being hatched allegedly by the governor to get the State Assembly to impeach his deputy, according to The Nation.

The paper said the stumbling block to Makinde’s alleged inclination was that the lawmakers were not favourably disposed to it, allegedly due to wonderful relationship they have with the deputy which they do not enjoy with his principal.

The report said recently they were at a meeting where they were being lobbied to buy into the plot but in the midst of the deliberation some of them were confiding in Olaniyan about the agenda.

“When the lawmakers were hauled into a hotel by a top member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) to sell the idea of a likely impeachment of the Deputy Governor, most of them were busy with text and WhatsApp messages (on the spot), leaking reports on how the plot will be hatched. Olaniyan’s strategists were enjoying the game. It is obvious that any impeachment investment will go down the drain,” the paper wrote.


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