Minority Members Sack Ogun Speaker, Approve N100b Bond And Budget


Minority members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, under police cover provided by the  State Police Commissioner, Musa Daura, early today sacked the Speaker, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun.

The minority members called G-9, announced Mr. Yemi Coker of Odeda Local Council as his  successor.

The action was carried out early this morning, even before the civil servants arrived for  work.

Hints about the reason for their action, which legal pundits may rule illegal and  unconstitutional, were contained in their proclamations after the sack of  the Speaker.

The minority assembly members announced its approval of the controversial N100 billion bond  and the supplementary budget earlier sent to the recalcitrant majority house headed by  Egbetokun.

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After these activities, the G-9 members disappeared. “We have not seen them. They said they  were coming to address us, they are yet to appear,” a journalist based in Abeokuta told  P.M.NEWS this morning.

Also speaking with P.M.NEWS on the development this morning, a member of the G-15 of the  Ogun House of Assembly, Hon. Kunle Adegboyega, said the G-9 members broke the door to the  chamber of the House and sat for 30 minutes after which they declared that they had approved  the bond and the supplementary budget.

He said the G-9 lawmakers took the hasty decision to scuttle the debate on the bond  scheduled to hold on Wednesday this week.

Adegboyega said the lawmakers used the mace of Abeokuta South Local Government Council to  carry out what he described as an illegal act, adding that the original mace is still with  the authentic Speaker, Tunji Egbetokun.

He said what the G-9 did would not stand because they did not form a quorum of 2/3 majority,  as stipulated by the constitution to remove the speaker.

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