Drama as Ambode’s CPS loses temper over LUC protesters

By Ebun Sessou

There was drama at the just completed gate leading to the Lagos Assembly and the Government House as Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr. Habeeb Haruna lost temper over Land Use Charge, LUC, protesters who stormed the State House on Monday.

Akinwunmi Ambode

The protesters Vanguard learnt were prevented from passing through the general gate that leads to the Assembly and the government house.


The CPS maintained that the protesters would not gain entrance to the area until some until lawmakers from the assembly intervened on the matter.

The protesters who took turn to condemn the act said that, the employees (public office holders) had right no to close gate against the employers (members of the public).

The majority leader of the House, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade who led other lawmakers to meet with the protesters ordered that the gate should be opened.

Other lawmakers including Tunde Braimoh, Segun Olulade, Clerk of the House, Azeez Danni among others cautioned the CPS to mind his utterances to avoid trouble with the protesters .

Special Adviser on education to the Governor, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku specifically told Haruna that the Assembly premises is a public place and that the protesters had the right to go there.

The CPS was raging that the protesters were operating like a mob, but the Special Adviser on Education to Governor Ambode, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku, insisted that they were civil in their approach and that they have a right to go to a public place including the Lagos State House of Assembly, which Habeeb vehemently opposed.

Habeeb was cautioned by members of the assembly, especially Mr. Tunde Braimoh and the Clerk of the House, Mr. Sanni Azeez, who warned him to watch his speeches and keep quiet if he does not know what to say.

Habeeb later stayed aloof throughout the period of the protest.

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