Two members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were reportedly locked out Ondo State House of Assembly by the security men at the gate.
Topnewsnaija gathered that the affected lawmakers were Mr Festus Akingbaso and Mr Rasheed Elegbeleye were seen in a viral video on the internet trying to get access into the Assembly Complex.
Mr Festus Akingbaso and Mr Rasheed Elegbeleye represent Akoko North-East Constituency and Idanre Constituency, respectively.
Despite their protest against the action of the policemen at the gate, the security guard told the lawmakers that the order to lock the gate came from the Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oloyeloogun.
BREAKING: Police prevents members of the Ondo State House of Assembly from gaining access into the complex to attend plenary.
— Naija Viralz (@NaijaViralz) September 10, 2020
But one of the lawmakers put a call through to the speaker, Mr Bamidele Oloyeloogun, informing him about what happened at the gate yet the gate was not opened for them.
One of the aggrieved lawmakers, Elegbeleye, confirmed the video and said it was “a deliberate act” to shut them out.
Deputy-Minority Leader and member representing Ondo West constituency 1, Tomide, tweeted, “Anti-impeachment Honorable Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly prevented from entering the house of assembly today to attend plenary. Security officers at the gate claimed they are under strict instructions to deny all anti-impeachment lawmakers access.”