14th June, 2011
Some members of the Yaba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Legislative have sent a Save Our Soul, SOS, message to the leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to intervene in the brewing crisis in the council.
The councilors met and resolved that it was time the legislative crisis in the council was brought to an end.
The Council Leader, Olaluwoye Solomon said today that a change of leadership occurred in Yaba Legislative Council on 13 December, 2010 when one of the councilors, Sheu Ishola vacated the seat of leadership of the legislative council for him as a result of alleged corruption.
â€œHowever, there has never been peace at the council since Sheu stepped-aside. All manner of harassment, intimidation and persecution have been meted out to members of the legislative arm through thuggery and invitations by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti and State Security Service, S.S.S.
â€œNonetheless, the council members had been resolute in addressing the overbearing executive interference in the discharge of its legislative duties and also in electing its own leaders which resonates with happenings at the National Assembly,â€ he said.
He said the councillors were demanding that the mace which was forcefully taken to the police station be returned to the council immediately, while hoodlums and miscreants paid to close the council down should vacate the local government secretariat.
â€”Kazeem Ugbodaga & Paul Sanusi