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Ex-Agric Commissioner, Lasisi Oluboyo Sworn-In As New Ondo Deputy Governor

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new ondo deputyAlhaji Lasisi Oluboyo has been sworn-in as the new deputy governor of Ondo State. He replaces the former deputy governor Alhaji Alli Olanusi who was impeached on Monday as he was found guilty of the seven impeachable offences levelled him.
Following the impeachment of Alli Olanusi, the state’s Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko   nominated his former Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluboyo for the position of the deputy governor and conveyed same to the House of Assembly which  set up a Committee to screen the nominee with a view to ensuring his fitness and capability for the office and he was consequently certified fit for the position.
The new deputy governor was later sworn in  at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s office in Akure, at a ceremony presided over by Governor Olusegun Mimiko and attended by  the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Jumoke Akindele, members of the State House of Assembly,  members of the State executive council, top politicians and government officials.
While addressing the gathering, Dr  Olusegun Mimiko commended the bold step taken by  members of the State House of Assembly in the confirmation of the appointment of the new deputy governor.
He stressed that the decision to swear in the deputy governor was taken to ensure that there is no vacuum in the government of the State.
He charged the new deputy governor to continue in the best of his endeavour to lift the state up and ensure cordial relationship among members of the state executive council with a view to taking the State to the next level of development.  
He said “we in the executive arm of government and the entire people of this State respect your decision that you took today and that is why we move on quickly to ensure that there is no vacuum in government. I want to assure you that the synergy that has existed between the executive and legislative arm of government will continue.
“I want to pay a special tribute to the chief judge for coming out in this unusual time to come and administer this oath. I congratulate Alhaji Oluboyo and I’m glad to say that immediately his name was announced, there was spontaneous ovation and joy in the land and I pray that he will prove worthy of the ovation and the joy” Said Mimiko.  
Responding,  Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo vowed to work honestly and sincerely with the governor with a view to justifying the confidence reposed in him.
The new deputy governor promised to be a worthy  ambassador of the Akokos and the state in general, adding that the development of the State would continue to be his watchword.
Born in 1962, Alhaji Lasisi  Oluboyo hails from Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North East Local Government Area of the State and he was the State commissioner for agriculture before his elevation as deputy governor.
Earlier on Monday, Alhaji Alli Olanusi the former deputy governor was impeached by the state’s Legislators.
A seven man panel had been set up to look into the allegations of gross misconduct levelled  against the deputy governor.
The chairman of the  panel Mr Tunji Adeniyan, a rtd Chief Magistrate while submitting his report at the Assembly informed the legislators that the panel members in the course of their investigation found the former deputy governor guilty of all the offences levelled against him.
The chairman noted that having found that all the seven allegations established against Alhaji Alli Olanusi, and placing reliance on the meaning of gross misconduct as defined in section188(11) of the constitution  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 199 as amended, “find that the allegation of gross misconduct has been proved against Alhaji Alli Olanusi the holder of office of the Deputy governor of Ondo State Nigeria”
The Majority Leader Hon. Gbenga Akinsoyinu, representing Ondo West Constituency 1 move the motion for impeachment of the deputy governor following the submission of the panel.
The motion was seconded by Hon. Oyebo Aladatan, Ilaje Constituency 1. The Speaker, Hon Akindele asked the members to vote either in support or against the move and the 22 members in attendance voted in support of the motion for the impeachment of the deputy governor and Oluboyo was later sworn in as his replacement.

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