Amosun Intervenes, Peace Returns to Ogun Assembly

Crises in the Ogun State House of Assembly were on Wednesday resolved as the state governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun intervened.

At the meeting to resolve the crisis, the 26 members of the assembly were advised to withdraw their swords and allow peace reign. The meeting, which was attended by the 26 members of the assembly, was said to have put to rest the crises, which erupted at the assembly on Tuesday, where some members were suspended.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, Hon. Remi Hassan, said what transpired at the floor of the assembly was contrary to what the citizens of the state expected. He apologized on behalf of his colleagues. “We are sorry because if this is the state where late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, hailed from and he ran the best of parliament back then in the 60s and 70s, it should not be such a State that would be an example of what is repugnant to acceptable norms in the legislature,” Hassan said.

He described the assembly as one big happy family, noting that henceforth, the proceedings of the assembly would be peaceful and follow normal legislative process, rules and constitution. Also speaking, the Speaker, Hon. Suraj Adekumbi, said the crisis was unfortunate, but emphasized that with the meeting convened by the governor, peace had eventually prevailed.

“By the grace of God, as from today you will see us doing our legislative responsibility in accordance with the extant laws. Sincerely we want to use this medium to apologize to the good people of Ogun State for what transpired at the chamber yesterday,” Adekumbi requested.

On his part, the governor said a state that produced many giants like Awolowo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof. Wole Soyinka, should not allow such a regrettable crisis to linger on unnecessarily. While apologising to the people of the state over the unfortunate incident, Amosun described the resolution and truce reached among the Assembly members as a perfect birthday gift to Awolowo, who would have clocked 104 years today if he were to be alive.

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