A member of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, was reportedly attacked for alleged poor performance by youths his constituency.
Ogunmolasuyi, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) represents Owo Constituency 1, and he is the majority leader of the assembly.
The video of the incident was posted on Facebook by a user of the social media app, Tosin Anthony Fapohunda, on Wednesday.
He wrote: “An Ondo State lawmaker was chased like a thief in broad daylight today by youths of his constituency over non-performance and absolute isolation from his constituency since he was voted in to represent them at the Ondo State House of Assembly.
“Ondo State Majority Leader Honourable Ogunmolasuyi AKA West was chased away from his home town by youths in his constituency amidst imposition rumour and non performance.”
In the video, some youths were seen chasing some politicians suspected to be aides of the lawmaker and his police escorts, while a male voice was heard in the background, saying : “It will not better for you, it won’t be better ‘West’ it won’t be better for all of you , if you come back here again.”
The lawmaker later confirmed the incident in a statemeny, saying the incident happened last Sunday.
He said: “We have five wards in my constituency and one of the wards is Iloro and I am from Igboroko, so that particular ward isn’t my ward, but one of the wards under my constituency.
“There is an aspirant from that ward contesting under the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. I was told that he was the one that mobilised thugs to the scene, but I had already left.
“I have checked the video several times; those guys I saw are not the people that can represent the good people of Owo. Owo has a lot of prominent people, even in Iloro precisely; they have a lot of prominent people. If they don’t want a representative, they should have a civilised way to approach it. Those people I saw are not the people who can speak for my community or constituency.”
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