The Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied reports that a snake disrupted proceedings at the Ondo Assembly.
Contrary to the report that Snake chased Ondo Lawmakers out plenary session, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu visited the State Assembly Complex, and uncovered the real story.
Earlier reports had it that the Ondo State House of Assembly was thrown into confusion as a live snake dropped from the roof of the chamber during plenary.
The report also claimed that the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Olugbenga Omole, expressed worry over the development and promised that the legislative building would soon be fumigated in order avoid a recurrence.
Mr Omole, was reported to have said the snake did not bite anyone because of the quick intervention of some staff of the assembly, added that it was eventually killed and burnt.
” Again, we were at the plenary when the ceiling caved in beside the speaker. Mr Omole said.
“When we were about to enter into plenary, a big snake just ran out of the chamber which disrupted our sitting and we had to hurriedly leave the chamber
“We are about to seat again today when a ceiling caved in directly where Mr. Speaker was sitting, the whole house was agitated and when we look around we saw the damage the termite had done to most of the woodwork in the ceiling.
“At that point, we had to call ourselves and adjourned the sitting. That chamber is no longer safe for legislative business and because of that, we decided to adjourn indefinitely. The house will be going on an indefinite recess.
“We need to intimate the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu about this development and we have decided to meet him on this.
In a new video, the Governor of the state can be seen in the house debunking the report, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Hon. Oleyelogun who was also with him, also debunked the story as misleading.
Akeredolu stated in the video that the part of the roof collapsed due to termite infestation, and it never happened during a seating.
Watch video below;