NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Tension in Ekiti as 19 APC lawmakers stage comeback to House of Assembly

By News Express on 02/04/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 3,282


Barely 12 hours af­ter the presiden­tial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major Gen Muhammadu Bu­hari was declared winner of Saturday’s presidential race, 19 lawmakers of the party in Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday stormed the assembly and held a plenary session.

The members created a tense atmosphere, which led to the deployment of about 100 stern-looking security op­eratives by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, who also ordered the closure of the assembly to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

Police and soldiers in over 10 Patrol vans came in after getting wind of the tension that was already mounting in the assembly.

Factional Speaker of the as­sembly, Adewale Omirin left the state alongside 18 mem­bers of the APC after a feud with seven of their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose last year.

Subsequently, the seven lawmakers allegedly im­peached Omirin on November 17, 2014 and elected a new speaker, Dele Olugbemi, who has since been presiding over the affairs of the assembly.

Those that attended the meeting included Omirin, fac­tional Deputy Speaker, Tunji Orisalade, Wunmi Ogunlola, Ade Ajayi and Gbenga Ode­bunmi among others.

But the factional Major­ity leader, Churchill Adedipe , who was in Abuja, according to Omirin , Olasehinde Ogun­rinde and Kehinde Boluwade , were absent at the sitting.

The Omirin-led lawmak­ers arrived the assembly in a convoy of 14 vehicles at about 11.30 a.m. and hurriedly went into plenary session, which started with praise and wor­ship.

Staff of the assembly, who became apprehensive, started rushing out of the complex to ensure the safety of their lives.

The session lasted for 10 minutes. The lawmakers sub­sequently briefed newsmen, who had patiently been wait­ing outside.

Omirin, who spoke on behalf of the lawmakers dis­closed that they were in the assembly to begin their legis­lative duties.

As they emerged from the assembly, some of them chanted: “Sai Buhari, Sai Baba,” the political slogan of the president-elect. Omi­rin described Olugbemi as an impostor, saying the right­ful owner of the position had come and that nobody dared stand in his way.

“Why are you surprised that we are here? I don’t ex­pect you to express surprise that we are in our offices, be­cause we are duly elected as members of the state House of Assembly.

“This is my office and I shouldn’t be asked why I am here. Though we have insti­tuted a case against the seven lawmakers for the fake im­peachment against me, that would not prevent us from do­ing what we are supposed to do,” Omirin stated .

When asked whether Bu­hari’s victory prompted their action, Omirin said

“No, that is not true. It was just a mere coincidence. Don’t forget that the fact that I was not here since November does not mean I have not been per­forming my duties. So, wheth­er Buhari is declared or not, we have to do our work.

Adapted from Daily Sun. Photo shows Speaker Omirin.

Source News Express

Posted 02/04/2015 04:33 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
No amount of blackmail can stop Biafra —...

9 soldiers, hundreds of Boko Haram fighters killed...

2019: Imo lawmakers endorse Okorocha’s son in-law for...

Modupe Idowu trapped in China •Can’t leave after...

God’s eyes and our political, spiritual, other leaders,...

Independence Anniversary: We are gradually making progress —...

Sen Na’Allah consoles Emir of Yauri over demise...

Host communities serve Chevron quit notice

Pension Directorate appoints 5 directors

Security scare forces relocation of Ekiti election tribunal...

Anambra Govt wades into Ihiala kingship crisis

NBA, Lagos lawyer at war over missing woman...

 

Latest News BREAKING: APC in early lead in Bayelsa governorship election Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat Ohanaeze loses ex-President KogiDecides2019: We shall record zero votes in areas where ballot boxes were snatched ― INEC Minimum Wage: We’re still negotiating with Labour ― Lagos Government Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu Nigerian security forces open fire on journalists, protesters Zik’s Lecture: Koroma, Obi, Nwobodo, others harp on purposeful migration EFCC nabs brothers for ‘dupping’ Yahoo Boys Nigeria is dying ― Prof. Utomi •Says elections since 1999 have been rigged Rape suit: No court imposed N1m fine on me ― Busola Dakolo Abia: Appeal Court affirms Gov. Ikpeazu’s election victory

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,807 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,315 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,444 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,768 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,654 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (281,174 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,797 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,990 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,531 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,926 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,431 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,117 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (109) Business & Economy (4,574) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,213) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (486) News (54,031) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,742) Religion (1,119) Sports (2,226) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera