Abiodun, APC to Intervene in Ogun Assembly Crisis, Call for Restraint 

James Sowole in Abeokuta 

The Ogun State Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said they have taken note of Tuesday’s events on the floor of the state House of Assembly regarding the removal of the Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, by members of the legislative arm.

Oluomo was removed during a sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Bolanle Ajayi. 

The proposed efforts of the government and the APC to intervene in the matter was contained in a statement signed by Hon. Kayode Akinmade, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media.

Akinmade said while working with the leadership of APC, the government intends to see all the contending issues resolved in a democratic, fair and just manner.

He noted that there had been internal wrangling in the Assembly that had persisted and degenerated despite several interventions.

He said: “The Ogun State Government notes that the honourable members have openly stated that their grouse is not with the governor whom they again pledged their loyalty to.

“It is the prerogative of members of the House of Assembly to choose their leadership in line with the constitution and the law guiding the conduct of the Assembly.

“Given that the Ogun electorate gave us a mandate to represent their best interests and deliver democratic dividends that will significantly improve their well-being, the Ogun State Government, along with the party leadership, have intervened to ensure that whatever disagreement members have is resolved peacefully and amicably, so that the delivery of democratic dividends to our people will not be hampered in any way.

“The Ogun State Government considers all members of the House of Assembly as partners in the building our future agenda and will always prioritise issues that affect them.”

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