- The Ondo state House of Assembly locked out two PDP lawmakers on Thursday, September 10
- The lawmakers were prevented from entering into the Assembly complex by security men
- The affected Ondo PDP lawmakers are Festus Akingbaso and Rasheed Elegbeleye
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Two members of the Ondo state House of Assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were on Thursday, September 10, locked out the complex by the security men at the gate.
According to The Nation, the affected lawmakers are Festus Akingbaso representing Akoko North-East Constituency and Rasheed Elegbeleye of Idanre Constituency.
Hon. Tomide Akinribido, the deputy-minority leader representing Ondo West constituency 1, confirming the drama at the House shared a video of the incident on his Twitter page.
According to him, the security officers claimed they were under strict instructions to deny all anti-impeachment lawmakers access into the House.
In the video, the lawmakers were seen questioning why they were locked out of the Assembly despite been invited to attend a plenary.
One of the aggrieved lawmakers was also seen putting a call through to the speaker of the House, Bamidele Oloyeloogun, informing him about the development at the gate and asking why it was not opened for them.
This development is coming a few days after some members of the Ondo state House of Assembly raised an alarm over the alleged plot to kill them.
It was gathered that the Ondo lawmakers were suspended for misconduct but an Akure high court reversed their suspension and ordered the Assembly to pay the three affected House members N15m.
Hon Iroju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker who was among those suspended, said they were currently helpless as suspected thugs who invaded the Assembly were sent to kill them on the order of the governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the speaker Bamidele Oleyelogun.
It would be recalled that some thugs reportedly invaded the state's House of Assembly, aiming to attack lawmakers.
The hoodlums barricaded the entrance into the complex in order to prevent the entry of lawmakers who are said to be loyal to the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi.
Numbering about 100, the thugs were seen on Monday, September 7, at the gate of the building with their vehicles parked outside.
However, following reports of misconduct, the Ondo House of Assembly suspended a lawmaker, Tomide Akinribido, representing Ondo West constituency 1.
Akinribido's suspension came about a month after three lawmakers were suspended by the House.
Reports have it that the lawmaker, a member of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), was suspended for making use of improper language during plenary.
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