14th September, 2010
The G-15 lawmakers of the Ogun State House of Assembly, South-West Nigeria, have invalidatedÂ all actions taken by the dissident G-9 members last Monday.
The lawmakers led by the authentic Speaker, Tunji Egbetokun, were said to have taken theÂ decision at a sitting in a secret place in the state today where they also suspended theÂ nine members from the House of Assembly indefinitely.
P.M.NEWS gathered that lawmakers during the plenary session which was recorded on video andÂ to be made available to newsmen also deliberated on the situation in the state, particularlyÂ the governmentâ€™s desperate desire to take the N100 billion bond.
At the sitting, P.M.NEWS further gathered, the G-15 members also passed a vote of noÂ confidence on the governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Attempts by the G-15 lawmakers to meet at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, AbeokutaÂ yesterday and this morning were said to have been thwarted by the continued closure of theÂ complex by the State Security Service, SSS.
Security report also have it that supporters of Governor Daniel and the G-9 members who areÂ doing everything possible to prevent them from sitting were planning to attack them.
A member of the G-15 who spoke with P.M.NEWS under anonymity said â€œthey are only trying toÂ buy time and thatâ€™s why they want to stall our sitting so that they can access overdraft andÂ loans. They want the house to remain in limbo.â€
The Ogun crisis is far from over as the G-15 was said to have vehemently rejected theÂ stringent bargaining condition given by Governor Daniel for the resolution of the crisis.
The governor was said to have asked for the return of Mrs. Titi Oseni who was impeached inÂ 2008, as the speaker, saying that was the only condition that would resolve the issue.
Daniel, however, conceded the chairmanship of the party in the state to his opponents.
â€”Jide Osokoya & Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta