The approval is Sequel to the nomination by Governor Seyi Makinde who sent the name to the lawmakers for consideration.
His nomination was contained in a letter to the lawmakers presented on Monday to plenary.
On removing Olaniyan from office as the Deputy Governor, the Assembly proceeded on a short recess. However, they reconveyed at about 12:15pm.
House Speaker Debo Ogundoyin, while presenting the letter, said it was in response to an earlier letter sent by lawmakers to the Governor dated July 18 informing him of the removal of Olaniyan from office.
Recall that, 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 state’s progress.
Seconding the motion, Kazeem Olayanju, Irepo/Olorunsogo state constituency urged the Assembly to confirm Lawal as the new Oyo Deputy Governor.
The motion was subsequently put to a voice vote which went the ways of the “ayes”. Therefore, Lawal was approved as the deputy Governor of the state.
The Assembly later adjourned till Thursday 21st of July, 2022.
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