The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the lawmakers are not “fighting” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the lawmakers are not “fighting” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
This occurs roughly a week after the state legislature voted to reject 17 of the governor’s 39 nominations for commissioner.
The Assembly won’t leak its discovery during the screening of the rejected commissioner-nominees, the Speaker, who presided over the House’s Monday plenary, declared, despite threats from some people.
He asserted that no amount of intimidation would persuade the Assembly to reverse its constitutional judgment about the governor’s rejected nominees.
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 that.
“So, I don’t know what informed the erroneous belief that the House is fighting the governor.”
Obasa claimed that by confirming and rejecting some of the governor’s commissioner nominees, the Assembly carried out its constitutional duty.
The Speaker claimed that he is attempting to defend 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.”