Ondo Speakership: Police Seal House of Assembly

To prevent a full blown war among members of Ondo House of Assembly, the state police command he sealed up the House just as the Command invited some of the warring lawmakers for questioning.
As of Monday morning, the Assembly Complex have been sealed up by heavily armed security operatives.
It was learnt that the lawmakers loyal to the sacked Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jumoke Akindele make an attempt to ‎seat at the Assembly on Sunday and pass the 38bills sent by Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
It was further gathered that the N15million allegedly caught with the Assembly paymaster, Adesina Majekodunmi, and which led to the removal of Akindele was meant for some certain lawmakers to facilitate the passage of the bill.
But when asked about the owner of the money, Adesina was said to have told the lawmakers that the Speaker allegedly ordered him to take the money to her residence.
The lawmakers were furious about the development and convened a meeting at the floor of the House to take the punitive action against the speaker and other officers.
Akindele, who denied the allegation and condemned the action of her some of colleagues insisted that she was still the Speaker, saying the rebellious colleagues had no power to take such action against her.
The mace of the House was allegedly taken away by the rebel lawmakers who insisted that the status quo must remain.
To this end, it was gathered that the police command invited Arowele and other rebel lawmakers over the whearabouts of the mace.
The police was also said to have invited the paymaster and the Clerk of the assembly, Mr Bode Adeyelu on their roles in the crisis.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph denied arresting any lawmaker.
He explained that the police was just making effort to prevent the matter from degerating to a full-blown crisis.
He said, ”We did not arrest any lawmaker, the matter was an internal crisis in the House of Assembly, it doesn’t concern us but our own is to prevent the crisis from degenerating to serious crisis. ”
A source said the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko has waded into the matter and has met with both factions of the assembly members in a bid to end the crisis.

Author: News Editor

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