Kwara as­sem­bly bars vis­i­tors from premises

The Punch - - NEWS - Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin

THE Kwara State House of As­sem­bly on Wed­nes­day barred vis­i­tors from go­ing into the premises of the as­sem­bly.

The PUNCH gath­ered that the as­sem­bly took the ac­tion fol­low­ing the protest staged by mem­bers of the state chap­ter of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party at the gate of the as­sem­bly over non-swear­ing in of its can­di­date, Ag­boola Ab­dul­ra­heem, rep­re­sent­ing Ilorin South Con­stituency who was re­turned by the Court of Ap­peal.

Se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives manning the gate of the as­sem­bly turned back all vis­i­tors on the in­struc­tions of the Speaker, Yakubu Dan­ladi.

Our cor­re­spon­dent who was one of the vis­i­tors to the as­sem­bly was told by se­cu­rity men num­ber­ing about 10, com­pris­ing of po­lice­men and of­fi­cials of the Nige­ria Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps that they had in­struc­tions that no vis­i­tors should be al­lowed into the premises.

“We can­not al­low you to en­ter the premises of the as­sem­bly. We are un­der in­struc­tion that no vis­i­tor should be al­lowed into the as­sem­bly,” one of the se­cu­rity men told our cor­re­spon­dent.

When a tele­phone call was put through to the Di­rec­tor of In­for­ma­tion in the As­sem­bly, Mr Ay­obami Akanbi, he said the ac­tion of the se­cu­rity men was as a re­sult of what hap­pened in the as­sem­bly on Tues­day.

•L-R: Mem­bers, House Com­mit­tee on Works, Mr Muhammed Wudi; Ifeanyi Chudy, Kabiru Idris; Deputy Chair­man of the Com­mit­tee, Mr Edun Olare­waju; and Chair­man, Abubakar Kabiru, dur­ing the com­mit­tee pub­lic hear­ing on Abuja-kaduna-kano, and Lagos Ibadan roads in Abuja… on Wed­nes­day. Photo: Olatunji Obasa

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