Oyo Lawmakers Hold Session Amid Tight Security


Uneasy calm pervaded the premises of the Oyo State House of Assembly in Agodi, Ibadan, Nigeria, today as the crisis in the House remain unresolved.

At the Assembly’s session this morning, 18 out of 32 lawmakers sat in their plenary amid tight security.

However, at the entrance of the Assembly complex, heavily armed anti-riot policemen guarded the main entrance gate. People were thoroughly screened before they entered the premises

It was a similar situation at  the gate of  the Governor’s office, while the rear gate was kept under lock and key.

Similarly, the police anti-bomb squad stationed at one of the entrance gates.

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Workers in the Assembly stood in twos and threes, discussing the crisis.

However, the suspended lawmakers and others sympathetic to their cause were reported to have gone to court to seek redress.

Furthermore, aggrieved frontline members of the party were said to have written a letter to the state Commissioner Of Police and the director of  State Security Service, SSS, expressing their reservation over the incident at the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday.

The suspended lawmakers were at the forefront of  agitation for the probe of the N8 billion road contract scam. Hell was let loose on Tuesday when thugs invaded the House of Assembly and prevented the impeachment of the Speaker, Moruf Atilola.

—Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

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