After Juicy Promises, Aggrieved Ondo Assembly Members Ready To Play Along
After weeks of seemingly irreconcilable differences that have turned Ondo State House of Assembly into a battle ground for it's members, peace has finally returned to the assembly.
But this did not just come on a platter of gold.
Some juicy promises with evidence of fulfillment have to be made by the state government and it's proteges in the assembly.
The aggrieved lawmakers were first sighted on Friday at the assembly with the motive of converging for their legislative duties.
A prominent lawmaker in the house, Olugbenga Araoyinbo confirmed their invitation to the assembly and readiness to resume duties.
"We were invited for plenary and that is why we came to perform our legislative duties. But we were later told that the plenary would not hold again. We are ready to do our work any time any day.”
Another source who pleaded anonymity disclosed that a meeting was held with the governor, party leaders and some of the leaders of the assembly who were alleged to be carrying out the bidding of the governor.
"Everything has been resolved and we are back in the assembly. We had a meeting with the governor and some party leaders where we trashed out some disturbing issues."
The provision of incentives such as the Kia Optima Sport Utility Vehicles by the governor which melted their grievances, was confirmed by the embattled speaker, Rt. Honourable Bamidele Oleyeloogun.
According to him, the SUVs which were parked at the government house ground would be presented to members of the assembly this week.
Promises such as approval of constituency projects, governor's support on future political moves by the lawmakers and several others were said to be parts of the deal.
A staff of the assembly however lamented the fate of those injured in the fracas that rocked the assembly now that the matter has been resolved politically.
"You can see how dirty politics can be. These were the same set of people who were spitting fire few weeks ago, chatting and smiling with one another today.
"Some of the people especially those journalists who sustained injuries during the attack on the assembly sponsored by the state government, are still nursing their injuries till now while others are yet to come out of the trauma."
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