Oyo Assembly approves Bayo Lawal to replace impeached Deputy Gov

Oyo Assembly has approved the nomination of Chairman Oyo State Housing Corporation, Adebayo Lawal as a replacement for Olaniyan, who was impeached on Monday morning.

The approval followed the nomination by Governor Seyi Makinde who sent the name to the lawmakers for consideration.


The nomination was contained in a letter from to the lawmakers presented on Monday plenary.

The Assembly had gone on a short recess after removing Olaniyan from office as the Deputy Governor.

Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin, while reading the letter, said it was in response of an earlier letter sent by lawmakers to the Governor dated July 18 informing him of the removal of Olaniyan from office.

Lawal was recently announced as the running mate of Makinde at the 2023 general election.


Defending the nomination, Oyo Majority Leader, 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.


Kazeem Olayanju, Irepo/Olorunsogo state constituency seconded the motion that the Assembly should confirm Lawal as the new Oyo Deputy Governor.


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 Assembly later adjourned till Thursday 21st of July, 2022.