Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has accused Ondo State lawmakers of trying to blackmail him with fake reports of snakes invading the House of Assembly.
The governor made this known when a paid a visit to the Ondo Assembly complex this weekend.
Akeredolu noted that the complex is termite-infested, which may have resulted in the ceiling collapsing.
He, however, promised lawmakers that his administration will start the renovation of the Assembly complex.
“All I have come to do is to verify what happened and I have seen is that there’s an attempt to blackmail this government. We won’t take it,” Akeredolu said.
“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 exactly happened. 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 the maintenance of this place? If they have not been concerned about this place, we all have to sit down and work things out.”
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