The Chairman of the Oyo State Parliamentary Caucus, Fatai Salam, said on Wednesday that there was no truth in the rumour making the rounds that 24 members of the House of Assembly had served Governor Abiola Ajimobi an impeachment notice.
He added that the governor had not committed any sin that warranted such a treatment.
Tension rose in the state early on Wednesday as the social media was awashed with the rumour while some people claimed that a Lagos-based television station had mentioned the impeachment notice in its breaking news bar.
But speaking at the Conference Hall of the Assembly Complex, on Wednesday, Salam said the assembly would continue to work in harmony for the good of the state. Ten other house members were with the caucus chairman in the hall.
“There had not been any allegation of misconduct levelled against the governor that can warrant notice of impeachment. The House is even on recess and expected to resume on August 28. This 7th Assembly since inception has been enjoying good relationship with the executive and have no plan to disrupt the existing peace in the state.
“Since this administration assumed office, we have been having good and smooth relationship with the governor. The 32 members have been having everything in a very civil and civilised way. There has never been any issue that could spark the rumours being peddled around.
“In our operations, the house has been having good relationship with the executive arm of government and the governor, and nothing that is going on can get to the level of impeaching the governor.
“I want to tell the people of Oyo State and the whole world to disregard the news that the House is planning anything against the governor of the state. One of the paramount things, which are very vital to the desire of the state House of Assembly, is to ensure peace in the state,’’ he said.
Attempt by our correspondent to get the House Minority Leader, Rafiu Adekunle, was not successful as he did not pick the call or respond to a text message sent to his mobile line.
The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu, said the reported union between lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party and Accord Party, which could trigger an impeachment plot against Ajimobi, was not true, describing it as “a child’s play and mere insinuation.”’ – Punch.