Local government workers under the aegis of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Ondo State, have stormed the State House of Assembly, threatening a showdown with the lawmakers over the signing of local government autonomy.
The protesting local government workers who shut down the Assembly complex warned the lawmakers against voting against local government autonomy in the new constitution being reviewed by the National Assembly.
Led by the Ondo state President of the union, Bola Taiwo, said the local government must be autonomous and urged the lawmakers to do the needful by supporting the bill and passing the autonomy bill into law.
According to Taiwo, no fewer than 16 states in the country had signed the LG autonomy bill into law and Ondo state should not be left out in assenting to the bill as passed by the National Assembly.
He maintained that the said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has no reason in lobbying the lawmakers to vote in support of the bill, saying the governor earned their votes because he guaranteed that the local government autonomy bill would be signed into law.
While addressing the protesting workers, lawmaker representing Ose, Feyide Oluyede and Tomide Akinribido representing Ondo West said there was no iota of truth in the allegation that the Assembly was under pressure to reject the local government autonomy.