Senator representing, Oyo Central Senatorial District and the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Send Teslim Kolawole Folarin has describe the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Oyo state, H.E Rauf Olaniyan as illegal and lack of respect for the rule of law.
Sen Folarin in a statement he released on his social media handles said “the process, which the lawmakers followed in removing the deputy governor contradicts the tenets of the Nigeria Constitution.
“Governor Seyi Makinde, the State Judiciary and rubber-stamp legislators should remember that posterity will judge whatever they do today
“How on earth would the commitee give the deputy governor just 15 minutes to appear before it? The chief judge breached his oath of office by ignoring the service of notice of appeal and application for injunction pending appeal when he proceeded to constitute the investigation committee.
“Despite the intervention of the legal adviser to the deputy governor that he needed time to prepare himself for the allegations leveled against the embattled deputy governor, the Chief Judge set up committee to carry out Governor Makinde’s bidding.
“However, the illegal impeachment does not stop the court of appeal and by extension the Supreme to do their job in days to come.
“One thing is certain, the impeachment of H.E Olaniyan will not just fail but that the consequences would, in the nearest future, hunt those that orchestrated it on the fact that similar moves in some states of the federation failed.
“While I am appealing to our teeming members to remain calm, I assure that the APC will stand by Engr. Olaniyan in this period of his ordeal,” he noted.