BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — The Labour Party in Ogun State, yesterday, urged members of the state House of Assembly to commence impeachment process against the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun over the political crisis in Abeokuta and Ewekoro.
The party which said Amosun had demonstrated his irresponsible tendencies through the political recklessness of terror to scare opposition parties, claimed that the governor had failed the people of the state in the area of protection of lives and property.
The Labour Party in its statement jointly signed by the state Chairman, Olabode Simeon and Secretary, Sunday Ogini accused the governor of allegedly sponsoring political thugs to unleash terror on some members of the All progressives Congress, APC, during the two recent violent attacks.
But, in a swift reaction, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategies, Yusuph Olaniyonu described LP members as bundle of jokers, who according to him, are too idle.
Olaniyonu said that, Ogun “is safer during the Ibikunle Amosun led administration than before when the party’s leader was in power.”
Explaining why it called for the impeachment of the governor, the LP said the two violent clashes in Abeokuta and Ewekoro which involved three Senators and other members of APC where eight persons including policemen were hit by bullets, were enough reasons for the governor to be impeached.
Olaniyonu, in his reaction said: “ We are busy with governance. Everybody knows that lives are more secure and safer in Ogun State.
“Ogun State is 1,000 per cent safer than before when their leader was in power.
“ They should be busy. We are busy constructing roads, we are busy building schools, we are busy fulfilling the mandate of the people.
“They should provide best alternatives. They are just grand- standing, playing to gallery and taking time in mischief.”