The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he has verified the claims the lawmakers made saying that a snake disrupted the plenary state house assembly.
The Governor said it was a lie, no snake fell from the roof, says the only thing he see is that there is an attempt to blackmail the government.
Recall that the Speaker of the assembly, Bamidele Oloyelogu had said that a snake fell from the roof and disrupted their meeting.
“I thank God that the snake did not bite any of my honorable colleagues yesterday.” He said.
But Gov. Akeredolu, who visited the assembly said the only thing he saw was an attempt of blackmail and he is not going to take it.
He said; “All I have come to do is verify what happened and I have seen is that there’s an attempt to blackmail this government. We won’t take it,”
“I made sure that the speaker and most of the principal officers were here and I have heard from them in order to know what happened exactly. They have told us that no snake fell here. They were not sitting when the ceiling came down, they only met the ceiling down.”
“There’s an attempt to blackmail the government and I don’t believe that is the best approach. This Legislature is an arm of government, they have their votes and the ones they are entitled to is the ones we give them. This place is termite-infested and certainly the termites have been dwelling here for several years.”
“We just spent two years and there is no way termite infestation in less than two years can cause such destruction. Something is wrong, this place has not been maintained.”
“Members of the house have always been here, what have they done about maintenance of this place? If they have have concerned about this place, we all have to sit down and work things out.”