Gov Abiodun Finally Breaks Silence On Ogun Assembly Crisis

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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48 hours after the change of leadership in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Governor Dapo Abiodun has finally addressed the crisis that has been rocking the state’s legislative body.

The crisis resulted in the impeachment of former Speaker Olakunle Oluomo on Tuesday, who was then replaced by Oludaisi Elemide.

In response to this development, the governor has expressed his agreement with the Assembly, stating that the legislators have the right to choose their leader in the legislative arm of the government.

The governor, through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Kayode Akinmade, also acknowledged that the crisis in the Assembly has been ongoing for some time.

“There had been internal wrangling in the Assembly that had persisted and degenerated despite several interventions.

“ It is the prerogative of members of the House of Assembly to choose their leadership in line with the constitution and the law guiding the conduct of the Assembly.”

The former Speaker was impeached on Tuesday due to various allegations, including highhandedness, lack of focus and transparency, arrogance, poor leadership style, financial misappropriation, and inciting members against each other.

The governor mentioned that the government is collaborating with the All Progressives Congress (APC) party to address these issues.

The statement added, “Working with the leadership of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the government intends to see all the contending issues resolved in a democratic, fair, and just manner.

“The Ogun State Government notes that the Honourable Members have openly stated that their grouse is not with the Governor, whom they again pledged their loyalty to.

“Given that the Ogun electorate gave us a mandate to represent their best interests and deliver democratic dividends that will significantly improve their well-being, the Ogun State Government, along with the Party leadership, have intervened to ensure that whatever disagreement members have is resolved peacefully and amicably, so that the delivery of democratic dividends to our people will not be hampered in any way.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.