Confusion as Factional ‘War’ Hits Ogun State House of Assembly Again
There is an on-going confusion in Ogun State House of Assembly as factional battles have led to the Mace being broken and the police are said to have stepped in.
Newsdiaryonline.com learnt that at least two factions are at war and each faction claims to have suspended some members of the House.One faction led by Remi Hassan , a former deputy speaker has claimed that the Speaker of the State Assembly,Mr Suraj Adekumbi and his deputy Tola Banjo have been suspended.
But the speaker ‘s faction has also announced the suspension of four members of the House ostensibly including Hassan.
Observers say the factional war is an amazing twist because Hassan is believed to be a former ally of Governor Ibikunle Amosun before they fell apart for reasons yet unclear.Hassan is now leading the battle against the pro Amosun Speaker of the House.
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The renewed war is believed to be part of an unfolding battle for 2015 elections in the state with several factions said to be jostling for control .
During the era of former Governor Gbenga Daniel, the State House of Assembly was perpetually at war .But a source said the unfolding factional battle in the state may be hotter as more gladiators are seeking spheres of political influence now.