Owo town was the venue of the interactive session between the Executive and legislature.

In attendance was Governor Rotimi Akeredolu,  his  Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Chief of Staff,  Gbenga Ale and other top public servants while all members of the House of Assembly,  including the dissenting members, were  also present.

Former Deputy Speaker,  Iroju Ogundeji denied reports that he and eight other lawmakers went to Owo, the country home town of Governor to beg him forgiveness.

He frowned at the insinuation,  stating clearly that they did not offend the governor and there was no need to beg.

Referring to his factions refusal to play along in the impeachment of former Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi,  he said their actions were constitutional.

“We have no reason to beg the Governor. The meeting at Owo was initiated by the Governor though the leadership of the House requesting us to meet with the Governor. The meeting was not meant to beg the Governor. We didn’t offend him. We have not done anything to warrant us to beg him. It was our constitutional right to support the former Deputy Governor.”

Controverting the former Deputy Speaker,  the Chairman House Committee on Information and Orientation, Olugbenga Omole, said the Owo meeting was at the instance of the aggrieved nine members and attended by all the 26 elected lawmakers.

Omole, who represents Akoko South-West Constituency 1, said the aggrieved members realised the need to work as one indivisible arm of government to accelerate the development of the state.

In another interesting twist, another lawmaker representing Ondo Constituency 1at the Assembly, Tomide Akinribido, said the meeting was a regular parley of the legislative arm of government with the Governor.

According to him, the meeting was expedient as the Governor was just inaugurated for another term in office.

Majority Leader and lawmaker representing Akoko North West Constituency 1, Jamiu Maito, disclosed that all contending issues between members have been sorted out to further smoothen the relationship between the executive and the legislature.

He stated that the people of the state would continue to see more of the legislators’ support for the Governor.

Deputy Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa and the Chief of State to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, were also at the meeting.

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