Feuding members of the Ogun State House of Assembly on Wednesday morning sheathe their swords with the key actors – Speaker Suraj Adekunbi and Honourable Remmy Hazzan, apologising to Ogun people nay Nigerians over the suspension and counter – suspension of some members at the floor of House on Tuesday.
They resolved to hold plenary later on Wednesday where the 26 member Assembly would sit to reverse whatever transpired at the floor of the House on Tuesday.
The incident also resulted in the breaking of the mace, which is the Assembly’s symbol of authority.
The resolution of the crisis followed a private meeting of Adekunbi, his Deputy; Tola Banjo, Taiwo Oluomo, Israel Jolaosho, Hazzan, Turanyo Oladapo – Adeleye, Job Akintan and John Obafemi with the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa and other members of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration in Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Nation gathered that the peace meeting was initiated by the former Speaker of the Assembly, Tunji Egbetokun, who prevailed on the warring lawmakers to bury their differences and allow peace to reign in the interest of the state.
Adekunbi and Remmy Hazzan, who jointly addressed the press at the base of the Governor’s Office, apologised to the people of the state and pledged to work in harmony, serve the people better and also follow due process while conducting their legislative functions.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.