It was reported that suspended members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, were allegedly hindered from gaining access to the Assembly Complex.
The security men at the gate of the Assembly allegedly enforced the order from the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Bamidele Oloyeloogun, that none of the suspended lawmakers should be allowed into the premises.
On Wednesday, the Appeal Court sitting in Akure had ordered the Assembly during its judgment reinstate the suspended lawmakers and pay their entitlements.
The embattled lawmakers, including the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Iroju Ogundeji, Mrs. Favour Tomomewo and Mr Wale Williams, are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
They were said to be suspended by the leadership of the House over alleged gross misconduct but the courts (both High Court and the Appeal Court) nullified the suspensions.
Ogundeji said, “Yesterday (Wednesday), the appellate court ruled that the motion brought before it concerning our suspension was frivolous and ordered that we should be reinstated to do our legislative duties immediately without hindrance. That is why we were here but on getting here, we saw that everywhere was locked and we were not allowed to enter.”
But in counter claim, the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Mr. Gbenga Omole, said the House hasn’t receive a copy of the judgment.
Omole said, “As I’m speaking with you, we only read the judgment on social media, we have not got the hard copy of the judgment. When they were coming, they failed to bring the copy of the judgment along. But because they are mischievous, that is why they didn’t bring the copy of judgment along.”