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Ogun: Egbetokun asks Police to protect House sitting

By Kolade Larewaju
ABEOKUTA—THE Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr.Tunji Egbetokun, has written to the State Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura, requesting for adequate security at the Assembly complex preparatory to the reconvening of the House for proper sitting today.

Egbetokun, in a letter dated 15th October titled “Request for Adequate Police Presence and Protection at the Ogun House of Assembly Complex” which was copied to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, asked the Police to comply with the resolution of the House of Representatives passed last Thursday that the IGP should within seven days provide adequate security for Egbetokun to call and convene a proper sitting of the House.

He informed the Police of his decision to hold the meeting of the committee of the whole House today and plenary tomorrow as he requested the assurance of the Police for appropriate and adequate security measures at the House of Assembly.

The Speaker concluded the letter by saying, “while thanking you in anticipation, your written response to this letter shall be well appreciated to guarantee and assure members that a conducive environment apt for legislation will be provided.”

The House has not been able to sit since Monday September 6 when a group of nine legislators stormed the House in the wee hours to convene a sitting after which they announced the suspension of the Speaker Mr. Tunji Egbetokun, his Deputy; Mr. Remmy Hazzan and 13 others while the faction appointed Mr. Soyemi Coker as its Speaker.

More so, the Group also took other far reaching decisions including the approval for a N100 billion bond, the clearance of the name of the Commissioner for Education and the approval of the Board of the State independent electoral Commission.


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