The Ondo State House of Assembly has been invaded by suspected thugs following a court ruling that upturned the suspension of four lawmakers.
The lawmakers were among the nine suspended lawmakers that refused to sign an impeachment notice against the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi.
Lawmakers whose suspension were lifted are the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju, Favour Tomomowo, Wale Williams and Tomide Akinribido.
Thugs were seen at strategic spots in the Assembly complex on Monday after the judgement.
However, Speaker of the Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, insisted that they were not thugs but members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) who had come to the Assembly for a meeting on conduct during the forthcoming elections.
Tensions are rising ahead of the October 10 gubernatorial election in the state.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is seeking re-election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress with Iyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party and Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party, who is also his deputy as main challengers.