Lagos Assembly alleges planned attack on Speaker, others over rejected cabinet nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, alleged that there were plans by some unnamed persons to attack its Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and other lawmakers over the recent screening and rejection of some cabinet nominees sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Speaking during plenary on Monday, Obasa, said no matter the threat by some persons, the Assembly won’t spill its discovery during the screening of the rejected commissioner-nominees.

He said no amount of intimidation will make the Assembly to change its constitutional decision on the rejected nominees of the governor.

Obasa said himself and Sanwo-Olu had come a long way as “brothers”.

“We’ve been around together for long. In the last four years, we have been working together and I wonder why anytime we say ‘no’ to the request of the governor, it becomes something else.

“That is when the so-called elite conclude that we are fighting the governor. The House came up with so many resolutions which the executive did not carry out. Nobody has noticed that nobody has said anything about it.

“So, I don’t know what informed the erroneous belief that the House is fighting the governor.”

Obasa said the Assembly exercised its constitutional responsibility by confirming and rejecting some of the commissioner-nominees of the governor.

The Speaker said he is trying to protect his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“So, I am trying to protect my party and I would continue to do that, but we are not going to sacrifice service to our people in the name of technocrats, no.

“If anybody is interested to know why we have taken such decision, he should approach the House. The House, as a body, restrains itself from exposing what was discovered during the screening exercise and we would not be forced to spill it.”

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