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Tension in Ondo Assembly over alleged resignation of Speaker

Tension in Ondo Assembly over alleged resignation of Speaker

Tension is mounting in the Ondo State House of Assembly as heavily armed security men have shut down the assembly complex at Alagbaka Akure.

The action of the policemen and others may not be unconnected with a plan by the outgoing members of the assembly to impeach the outgoing Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun.

The two gates of the assembly complex were blocked by armed security men from the Nigerian police.

BusinessDay reports that the letter of resignation of the speaker has flooded social media, while the valedictory sitting of the 9th assembly is expected to hold today.

But while reacting to the development, Oleyelogun said he did not resign his position as the Speaker of the House.

According to him, “The purported letter of resignation which is in circulation is the handiwork of the fifth columnists who are bent on throwing Ondo State into anarchy, particularly the House of Assembly.

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“The purported resignation is no doubt the figment of the imagination of the peddlers of such heinous act as l did not contemplate or discussed such move with any member of the Assembly or family members.

“Let me tell members of the public that the purported letter of resignation did not emanate from me as it was forged by purveyors of such letter.

“The Clerk of the House, Mr Benjamin Jaiyeola (ESQ) has informed me that he did not receive any letter of resignation which has given credence to the fact that the faceless writer is not informed of the process through which such weighty exercise can take.

“I have not informed the Executive Arm of Government of such resignation and I urge my honourable colleagues, staffers of the House of Assembly, and members of my constituency to disregard the letter in its entirety and also urge the security agencies to investigate this false and malicious letter that has emanated from the enemies who are working against the existing peace in the state.”