After the police sealed off the Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday as lawmakers clashed over the impeachment of its former speaker, Jumoke Akindele, the crisis took a new dimension on Thursday as some protesters attacked the convoy of
the outgoing governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, in Akure, the state capital.
Mrs. Akindele was impeached last week over her involvement in a N15m fraud. The State House of Assembly’s paymaster, Makanjuola Adesina, had been caught with N15m in cash at the assembly complex and said he was holding the money for the speaker.
Suspected hoodlums had smashed the side screens of two vehicles in the governor’s convoy.
The police intervened and dispersed the protesters, some of whom were already injured.
The protest started on Wednesday, after the governor made a move to present the 2017 budget to the State assembly.
The protesters alleged that the governor wanted to sponsor 38 bills and ensure that the bills were passed into law before his tenure expired on February 23.
They vowed to prevent the governor from presenting the bill to the assembly.