Don’t Drag Hon Ayoola Adekunle Fatia into Legislatives Affair –CPS.
Videoing and Recording During Budget Presentation Not Enough To Hang Up Member – Legal Expert.
The political combat between Hon. Seun Babalola Emmanuel and the Leader of the House Kehinde Arogundade over the suspension has taken another dimension, as many described the suspension as unconstitutional.
Meanwhile , Hon Ayoola Adekunle Fatia ,The Executive Chairman Ajeromi Local Government has denied the involvement in the suspension of Hon. Seun Babalola Emmanuel representing Ward ‘D’ in Ajeromi Local Government .
The Executive Chairman has exonerated himself from the legislative matters, Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Fakunle Sheriff Ekundayo, He said that ‘The Executive Chairman cannot be dragged into activities of the legislative arm in Ajeromi Local government ,Hence, whatever that was alleged to have transpired was clearly a legislative affair’.
The suspension occurred on Monday, 17th of February, 2020,
The allegation leveled against Hon. Seun Babalola Emmanuel was that he videoing and at the same time recording part of a speech delivered by the Leader, Kehinde Arogundade, during the 2020 Budget presentation by the council chairman, Fatai Ayoola, on Thursday, Feb 13, 2020, which brought the House into ill repute.
While SALVO METRO contacted Hon Seun Babalola ally, he said that the Hon. did not denied the allegations leveled against him by the House,Hence the action of House to suspended him is unconstitutional.
The said video has been received by our media .
The indefinite suspension of Hon.Seun Babalola Emmanuel have generated a lot of political distractions amongst the elites in the constituency , Salvo learnt..
According to a Lawyer name (withheld) said that the suspension of Hon.Seun Babalola Emmanuel is unconstitutional, Further said that ,Constitution did not restrict videoing or recording of the house activities on verbal alone, She buttress her view that the house can make law that the plenary should not be recorded at that moment, through the leader of house ,but this is a Budget presentation ,therefore it should be aired .
Further explain that the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria does not restricted videoing or recording activities of the house. Therefore advice Hon. Seun Babalola Emmanuel to approach court for clarification.
Another source who speak with SALVO said that videoing and recording part of a speech during the budget presentation should not led to the suspension of any member.
Presentation of Budget should be a public hearing, Where all arms of government, Regional leaders ,Traditional rulers, Dignitaries from the constituency are to be invited
The Budget should be published on community newspaper for the community members to see and aware about their annual budget, said the source.
One Economist in Cardoso Mba area described the suspension of Hon.Seun Babalola representing WARD ‘D’ as lack of political understanding of the Honourables in the house ,call for more training and enlightenment on Budget presentation. She said further , if the Budget presentation is not published on Newspaper or on Electronic or Coverage then the budget is just a mere proposal .
Videoing and recording of Leader speech during the Budget presentation should not be an offense to suspended a single member.
It shows that media/journalist are not involved during the budget presentation, that is disastrous .
Meanwhile Alhali Maku Sheriff has call for better governance instead of stomach infrastructure.
The next line of action yet to be ascertained as all efforts to reach out to the suspended Hon Seun Babalola Emmanuel proved abortive.
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