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Akeredolu blows hot over Ondo Assembly snake invasion, blasts lawmakers

The Governor of the state of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has rebuked the members of the House of the State Assembly for claims that they are no longer safe sitting in the sacred chamber.

This is following the alleged interruption of the plenary by snakes. Akeredolu, who declared this during an unscheduled visit to the Assembly Complex, stated that the incident is not a reflection of what the House leadership portrayed.

Recall that on Wednesday of last week, the activities of legislators in the House of Representatives of the State of Ondo were interrupted, when snakes fell from the roof of the House, during the plenary.

The incident met forced lawmakers to suspend the session indefinitely until the Assembly Complex receives a renewal from the executive.

But the Governor, who was in Abuja during the incident, said the alarm caused by lawmakers was not only an attempt to shame his government but the entire state and its citizens.

“All I have come to do is verify exactly what happened, and I have seen that there is an attempt to blackmail the state, and the government does not accept it.”

“They gave me the fact and I wanted to make sure that the Speaker and most of the chief officers are here and have heard from them so that we know exactly what happened and have told us that no snake fell here yesterday and the day before, they were not sitting when the roof collapsed, they only found the shelter that fell.

“It was reported that they were sitting. No. All the photos they put are all fake. So how (the media) get to your story? So there is an attempt to blackmail the government, and I don’t think that is the best approach.

“This (legislature) is an arm of government, and they have their votes, and those who are entitled to them are the ones we give them.”This place is infested with termites, and certainly termites have been living here for several years.

“We have just spent two years, and there is no way that the infestation of termites in less than two years can cause such destruction.

“Something is wrong; this place has not been maintained. The members of the House have always been here, what have they done about the maintenance of this place? If you have not worried about this place, we all have to sit down and solve things. ”