14th September, 2010
A group, Ogun Citizens Collective Action has reacted to the crisis in the state. In aÂ statement made available to P.M.NEWS, the group stated that: “The illegal, unconstitutionalÂ and gangster-like sacking of the Ogun State House of Assembly is a direct attack on allÂ principles of democracy, decency and justice. It is an open demonstration of lack of respectÂ for the citizens of Ogun State, the Nigerian constitution and the rule of law.â€
The press release, signed by Comrade Kewulere Adebayo, alleged that: â€œFor the over sevenÂ years that OGD has been governor in Ogun State, the main features of his administration areÂ near total breakdown of infrastructure especially road and other critical amenities. NinetyÂ per cent of roads in Ogun State are in terrible condition, the state capital, Abeokuta hasÂ progressively deteriorated in all facets of development for the past seven years.
â€œRecently, the UNDP declared Ogun State the worst state â€“ the most business unfriendly stateÂ â€“ for business in Africa. There is nothing to show for the several billions that has accruedÂ to the state since the inception of the OGD administration,â€ the group alleged.
On Monday, 6 September, 2010, a group of nine members of the Ogun State House of AssemblyÂ broke into the Assembly chambers just before dawn and claimed to have sacked fifteen otherÂ members, changed the House leadership, announced their usurpation of the House leadershipÂ and approved the N100 billion bond which had been the bone of contention between the OgunÂ Assembly and Otunba Daniel.
The group called on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare the state of emergency in OgunÂ State and order the immediate sack of the Ogun State police commissioner for aiding andÂ abetting illegality and anarchy.