…House Passes Vote Of Confidence On Speaker; May Suspend Lawmaker Behind Allegation
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed a vote of confidence on Speaker Mudashiru Obasa. The Lawmakers said Obasa had demonstrated exemplary leadership so far so good.
Obasa had been in the eye of the storm following an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into his financial dealings in the house.
While some of his accounts had been frozen courtesy of the order of Federal High Court in Lagos, the speaker was interrogated last week by operatives of the anti-graft body in Lagos. He was subsequently released on administrative bail.
However, the Lawmakers, who spoke one after the other, also denied plans to impeach the speaker which had been flying on social media, describing the report as false. Several members of the house spoke on the issue.
“I am not one of those who signed any purported impeachment of the Speaker. I appreciate the emergency plenary you (Obasa) convened for the good people of Alimosho on the recent gas explosion and the #EndSarsNow. We appreciate your leadership, says Prince Bisi Yusuf.
“We are tired of these false news flying in the social media. We did not or intend to sign any impeachment documents”- Hon. Age-Sulaimon Rauf.
“It is clear that Hon Jimoh Abdul Wahab is going about searching for information about Mr.Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa , he should be indefinitely suspended while my good brother Hon. Olanrewaju Oshun should be investigated on this false information” – Hon. Sokunle.
“I was shocked to see the story on “trip to Istanbul alone”, I was on that trip, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh was on the trip as well, Hon. Mojeed Fatai and Hon. Egberongbe also. It is clear that someone is doing his best to give this House a bad name” – Hon. Fatai Oluwa.
“We do not impeach on Social Media, we are legislators representing Lagosians if we need to impeach we will be bold about it. There is no need for an impeachment and the rumour should be disregarded – Hon. Tobun.
“Some people have tried to unsettle the peace and integrity of this noble House, I think we should invoke some sanctions to maintain it’s sanctity”, Hon. Desmond Elliot said.
Hon. David Setonji describes the Rt.hon Speaker @mudashiru_obasa as a wonderful man, and calls on Lagosians to disregard the information on alleged impeachment rumour.
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Hon. Sylvester Ogunkelu disclaims the alleged impeachment. He further advised that the leadership of the House should fish out those giving out false information to detractors for purposes of blackmail.
“This is just a move to cause anarchy and division among the members, the impeachment rumour is a fallacy. We did not sign any impeachment, and the information should be disregarded”- Hon.Oluyinka Ogundimu
“@SaharaReporters should desist from publishing false information about the House of Assembly and the person of Rt.hon @mudashiru_obasa”- Hon. Rasheed Makinde
Hon. Monsunmola Songodara commended Rt.Hon @mudashiru_obasa ‘s courage and fighting spirit and assured him of the House support. She said his leadership is worthy of emulation.
“Our great Party @OfficialAPCNg is disappointed in whoever that decides to go against the laid down rules of the Party. We are supposed to be in one accord. My loyalty to you and the Party isn’t flawed” – @HonKasunmu