Rauf Olaniyan has alleged that lawmakers were paid to impeach him as the Deputy-Governor of Oyo State.
Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached Olaniyan.
The decision was reached after the lawmakers presented and considered the recommendation of the seven-man panel set up by the Chief Judge, Munta Abimbola to investigate the Deputy Governor over allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
He has since been replaced by Bayo Lawal.
Reacting in a statement through his lawyer, Afolabi Fashanu (SAN), Olaniyan lamented that the process of his impeachment was not fair.
“The investigation by the committee set up by the Honourable Chief Judge is a charade that cannot stand the test of time. In the first instance, the Honourable Chief Judge, with respect, breached his oath of office by ignoring the service of notice of appeal and application for injunction pending appeal when he proceeded to constitute the investigation committee.
“This is against established law and practice. On the part of the panel, they were appointed and paid to do bodge job, which must be contrary to good conscience.
“They served the Deputy Governor on Friday around 10:45 am and asked him to appear at 11.am. We wrote to inform them that His Excellency needed time to prepare for his defence, in their desperation to do the job for which they were paid, they rejected the letter, sat on Saturday and completed their task the same day.
“Where is the fairness here? The members of the committee are supposed to be men above board. You have a Reverend father, a Jerusalem Pilgrim, and an Alhaji among them. This is a clear evidence that we are not yet ripe for democratic practice,” Fashanu’s statement said.