Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday denied being involved in a purported plot to impeach state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde or his deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan.
The members also passed a vote of confidence on Makinde, Olaniyan and the executive arm of government in the state.
This is coming on the heels of a recent report that the assembly is planning to impeach the deputy governor over a face-off with the governor.
But members at plenary dismissed the report and affirmed their support for the executive arm of government.
With loud sound of yes, members voiced their support for the Makinde administration as moved by the member representing Lagelu constituency, Hon. Akintunde Olajide and his counterpart representing Oyo East/Oyo West constituency, Hon. Isiaka Kazeem.
Lending his voice to the motion, Hon. Dele Adeola representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju decried attempts to cause disunity in the state.
“We have a vote of confidence in Governor Seyi Makinde and no meeting whatsoever has been held with anybody, at any level in Oyo State, towards destabilising the state,” Adeola said.
Similarly, Majority Leader, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin said the Assembly was solidly behind Makinde and everything the current administration was doing.
Speaking in favour of the motion, Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin expressed the belief that all members, regardless of party lines, were on the same page.
“On behalf of Honourable members, I want to ascertain that there is no plot, coup, series of meetings such that Honourable members were bundled into a hotel to be behind a section of the executive arm of government.
“I assure you that we stand as one and with the achievements of the ninth Assembly, we want to set the pace for assemblies to come,” Ogundoyin said.