Unknown gunmen have attacked the chairman, Ondo State House of assembly Committee on Information, Hon. Olugbenga Omole.
He escaped multiple gunshots fired at his car by unknown gunmen in the heart of Akure, the state capital.
The lawmaker confirmed the incident to journalists.
This is coming hours after the Ondo State House of Assembly declared the seat of the former Deputy Speaker, Iroju Ogundeji vacant, following his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Iroju Ogundeji before he was fired was the lawmaker representing Odigbo constituency 1 in Ondo State House of Assembly. He was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress before he decamped to Peoples Democratic Party on the 19th of March, 2022.
His seat was declared vacant in a letter transmitted to the House and read at plenary.
It was gathered that the state Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Engineer Ade Adetimehin had said, Iroju via a letter to his office has resigned his membership of the APC.
While speaking at the plenary, the speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun said the house, acting on the letter and quoting section 109(1)and (g) of the 1999 constitution as amended the House sees Iroju Ogundeji as no longer competent to represent Odigbo constituency 1 since he has resigned his membership of APC through which he was elected into office.
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The Speaker also asked the Commissioner of Police to arrest Ogundeji for parading himself as the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.
Reacting, the embattled former Deputy Speaker kicked against the declaration of his seat vacant by the Speaker of the Assembly, stressing that the action of the Speaker is tantamount to contempt of court as he has filed a case at the court against the purported declaration of his seat vacant at the Federal High Court.
He noted that the factional crises between Governors Mai Bala Buni and Abubarkar Bello before the last congress of the party made him dump the party.
His words: “I have filed a suit at the Federal High Court and the court has fixed May 10 for the hearing of the suit. The Assembly has been served with the court processes. Whatever action the Assembly has purported to have done is to overreach the court.”
In the court proceedings made available to Journalists, Ogundeji had through his counsel, Mr. Banjo Aiyenakin sought the order of the court to restrain the Assembly from declaring his seat vacant.
The suit has as defendants the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) APC, Assembly, the Clerk of the Assembly, Chairman of APC, Engr. Ade Adetimehin and the Police.