Ogun State Lawmakers Apologize to Citizens over Unruly Conduct at the House

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun

Following the shameful free-for-all which recently broke out at the Ogun State House of Assembly, a development which left the mace of the House destroyed, the lawmakers have apologised to the citizens of the state for their conduct.

It will be recalled that during a plenary session on Tuesday, there was pandemonium in the chamber when the Speaker, Honourable Suraj Ishola Adekunbi, purportedly suspended four lawmakers for what he described as un-parliamentary behaviour and gross disrespect to the legislative institution.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun had summoned an emergency meeting with the warring groups to settle the crisis. The meeting, which lasted for about three hours, had in attendance all the 26 member lawmakers, the Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters, Honourable Tunji Egbetokun and top government functionaries.

The governor, who apologised on behalf of the lawmakers, said the state could not afford to descend so low, considering the giant strides recorded by the likes of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo; former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, among many other notable citizens of the state.

According to the governor, “I want to apologise on behalf of the House of Assembly to the good people of Ogun State and lovers of democracy. This is Ogun State, the home of the Awolowos, Soyinka and so many of these giants, so we cannot afford to descend so low. We are sorry”


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