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Ondo Assembly Crisis Takes New Dimention

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By: Temitope Adedeji, Ondo

Malachi group adopts Oleyeloogun as Speaker, as Akeredolu insists on reconciliation.

The Ondo State House of Assembly complex was reopened for workers on Tuesday for normal business activities after weeks of closure by the police over the crisis rocking its leadership.

The two factions of the Assembly have been told not to carry out sittings in the chambers until further notice.

This has further opened the door for a possible reconciliation between the two warring groups which have 13 members each.

Meanwhile, the group led by Hon. Malachi Coker has now settled for Hon. David Oleyeloogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, as the adopted candidate for the position of Speaker of the Assembly.

Oleyeloogun was elected in a shadow poll conducted by the Malachi group at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office yesterday.

He defeated Hon. Olamide George, representing Akure North, in the shadow poll by six votes to five.

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