By Kolade Larewaju
STILL basking in the euphoria of its routing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, the Action
Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Thursday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to order the immediate re-opening of the Ogun State House of Assembly which has been shut down since September 9, last year.
The ACN in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary in Ogun State, Mr. Sola Lawal said that the cause
of democracy cannot be served in an atmosphere where an important arm of government such as the parliament is
While urging the president to also effect the installation of the authentic leadership of the house headed by the
Speaker, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun, the party said the continued closure of the house would be a disservice to the people
of the state as they have been illegitimately denied the privileges of democratic representation.
The House was closed down about six months ago following the crisis which ensued after a group of nine legislators announced the impeachment of Egbetokun and the suspension of 15 of their colleagues.
ACN said “it is not only legally and constitutionally wrong for the state to be run without the legislative arm of
government but also morally wrong for the Federal Government to be indifferent to a national embarrassment which the shameful crisis instigated by the outgoing Ogun State government represents.”