9th June, 2011
After several postponements, the 7th Oyo State House of Assembly will be inaugurated tomorrow by the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The inauguration is expected to take place at the chambers of the Parliament Building, secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria.
According to a press statement made available to p.m.news today and signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the Assembly, Pastor Lekan Kolade, the inauguration is scheduled for 10am.
p.m.news further gathered that officials of the house will be appointed tomorrow.
Investigation revealed that the inauguration was delayed as a result of the disagreement between the three parties, ACN, PDP, and Accord Party, which produced the state legislators.
It was alleged that shortly after the April election, Senator Rasheed Ladoja asked Governor Ajimobi to allow his party, Accord, to produce the speaker. The governor and his party, ACN, rejected the request and pointed out that ACN with the highest number of legislators should produce the Speaker.
This, according to a reliable source, made Ladoja to align with PDP in order to produce the Speaker and other principal officers of the house.
P.M.News gathered that ever since negotiation has been on to make Ladoja change his mind.
It was gathered that the issue was resolved this morning, paving the way for the governor to inaugurate the Assembly tomorrow.
In another development, workers in the state have demanded that Ajimobi should pay them May salary based on the N18,000 new minimum wage after which they can dialogue with him.
One of the workersâ€™ leaders who spoke with p.m.news stated that it will be wrong for Ajimobi to pay them May salary based on the old structure after ex-governor Akala released May salary based on the new structure.
In confidence, he disclosed that the workersâ€™ union is aware that the state does not have enough money to pay the new salary.
According to him, â€œwe all know what Akala has done. We know that this state doesnâ€™t have money to pay the new salary structure but we want Ajimobi to pay us May salary based on it. After that, we will sit down with him and negotiate. We symphatise with him. We have agreed to shift ground. We will not demand what will ground the state.â€