Meet The First Generation Of Nigerian Lawmakers To Scale The Fence In 1962 | See Photo

One thing about history is that it always repeats
itself.
The idea of scaling through the gates and walls of
the National Assembly didn’t start with
Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila and his ”gang’.
The Western House of Assembly members pictured
while trying to escape a tear gassed assembly
during the 1962 Western Political crisis.
The incident which transpired over 50 years ago
shares “striking resemblance” to the National
Assembly invasion which happened last year in
Abuja with the only difference being that the
lawmakers were trying to get into the tear gassed
complex rather than get out.
In 1962, the leader of the Action Group (AG), Chief
Obafemi Awolowo accused his deputy, Samuel
Ladoke Akintola (Premier of Western Nigeria) of
trying to supplant him as Leader of the party..
In May 1962 with the Western House of Assembly
set to remove Akintola after the party had earlier
passed a vote of no confidence in the premier in a
party meeting, crisis erupted on the floor of the
house.
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