Speaker of the Ondo house of assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, has debunked the news that he had resigned from his position.
In a statement on Friday, Oleyelogun said a purported letter of his resignation currently in circulation is fake, adding that it is “the handiwork of fifth columnists who are bent on throwing the state into anarchy”.
The Ondo speaker asked the public to disregard the letter of his resignation and urged security agencies to investigate where the “fake and malicious” letter emanated from.
“This is to notify the general public that, I Oleyelogun Bamidele David did not resign my position as the speaker of the house.
“The purported letter of resignation which is in circulation is the handiwork of fifth columnists who are bent on throwing Ondo state into anarchy, particularly the house of assembly,” Oleyelogun said.
“The purported resignation is no doubt the figment of the imagination of the peddlers of such heinous act as l did not contemplate or discuss such move with any member of the assembly or family members.
“Let me tell members of the public that the purported letter of resignation did not emanate from me as it was forged by purveyors of such letter.
“The clerk of the house, Benjamin Jaiyeola, has informed me that he did not receive any letter of resignation which has given credence to the fact that the faceless writer is not informed of the process through which such weighty exercise can take.
“I have not informed the executive arm of government of such resignation and I urge my honourable colleagues, staffers of the house of assembly, members of my constituency to disregard the letter in its entirety and also urge the security agencies to investigate this false and malicious letter that has emanated from enemies who are working against the existing peace in the state.”