The legislative arm of Ibadan South East Local Government Area in Oyo State has suspended the councillor representing ward 007 in the said local government, Hon. Olubodun Omotunde for four months.
The legislative arm announced the suspension at its sitting on 27th October, 2022.
Rulers’ World News Media gathered that the suspended councillor, Olubodun Omotunde allegedly led some thugs to beat up the ward seven chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in the said local government, Mogaji Saheed Tunde.
It was also gathered that an injury was inflicted on the party chairman, Mogaji Saheed Tunde, his clothe was tore while his mobile phone was also destroyed during the attack.
Ward 007 is one of the twelve wards that make up Ibadan South East Local Government area in Oyo State.
While announcing the development at their plenary, the Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Oladepo Ayodeji said that the suspended councillor was found guilty of the allegation against him, stressed that he put laws into his hands by leading the thugs to attack his ward chairman without considering his position as a public officer.
Hon. Oladepo noted that the embattled councillor had violated the rules of engagement and disappointed the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration which abhors violence and disruption of peace in whatever form, adding that his action contravenes the rules of their political party, PDP as well.
He disclosed that the House received a petition from the party chairman that was attacked and immediately set up a committee to listen to both sides.
He stressed further that the committee was able to establish the fact that the petitioner was actually attacked while the suspended councillor was the brain behind it which made the House to resolve that he should be suspended as a punishment for his misbehaviour.
Hon. Oladepo, however, apologised to the Chairman and party members in ward 7 on behalf of the House and urged them not to allow the development to dampen their morale to lose the concentration and commitment in their efforts towards the re-election of the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and other candidates of the party for the 2023 general elections.