Ekiti State House of Assembly speaker, Kola Oluwawole failed to swear in a lawmaker who was declared as the true representative of Ado Constituency 1, Toyin Obayemi, by the Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti.
This is even as security personnel attached to the assembly prevented Obayemi from entering the hallowed chambers where the plenary was being held.
Obayemi, who stormed the assembly with his supporters at about 10.30am to deliver his papers to the Clerk of the assembly, Mr. Tola Esan and the judgment delivered on July 4, 2016 by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, his Certificate of Return issued to him in Abuja by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; but 4 other lawmakers suddenly emerged from the chambers and told him to leave the premises.
The lawmakers who were acting on an order, the security men ordered him to leave the assembly and the two main entrances leading to the assembly complex were closed by anti-riot policemen.
Two police vans and over ten anti-riot policemen were stationed at the entrance to conduct serious check on those entering the Assembly.
Commenting on the development at the assembly, Obayemi said it was a flagrant abuse of office and contempt of court for the speaker to have denied him access in spite of the court’s judgment that validated his victory at the poll.
“I ought to have submitted the certificate of return and the judgment before now, but I learnt the house was on recess. But I thank God that the Clerk had collected my letter and other documents, though he said only the speaker can act on them.
“The judgment delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo was very clear. He pronounced me the candidate and ordered the speaker to swear me in immediately. What the house is doing is an abuse of position and the speaker is committing contempt of court. It seems they don’t know the implications of their actions.

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