Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has received more than his fair share of media scrutiny since late last year. From winning a reelection, things have gone downhill quickly from there.
Having been under pressure as a result of inability to pay salaries and then having to deal with a worker strike which resumed two days ago after a brief suspension, things are still not looking up for the embattled governor.
The Osun state house of Assembly has set up a panel to investigate allegations of financial impropriety by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede; Justice Oloyede asks that the House of Assembly impeach Governor Aregbesola on the strength of these allegations.
The House of Assembly has responded to her petition by setting up a seven man committee which will look into the allegations for the next two weeks.
The Speaker of the Osun state House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam has assured that the committee will be fair and listen to both parties to the petition; “The two of them – the judge and the governor – will be invited separately. Some of them can employ the services of lawyers but their physical appearance will be necessary. This will allow them to give evidence to back up their positions if they have any.” He said.
It is worthy of note that the Osun state House of Assembly is dominated by the Governor’s All Progressives Congress, with only two members in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).