The Oyo State House of Assembly has approved the nomination of Barrister Bayo Lawal as the new Deputy Governor of the state, hours after removing Rauf Olaniyan from office.
The lawmakers approved the nomination of Lawal during plenary on Monday in Ibadan. The approval came after Speaker of the Assembly, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin read a letter from Governor Seyi Makinde seeking the Assembly’s approval of his nomination of Lawal as the new deputy governor of the state.
The majority leader, Sanjo Adedoyin supported the nomination. Lawal was Chairman of Oyo State Water Corporation. He was also nominated as Makinde’s running mate for the 2023 governorship election.