BREAKING NEWS: OBASA RE-ELECTED AS SPEAKER OF LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Mr. Sanwoolu who was represented by Dr. Hamzat (Deputy Governor of Lagos State) inaugurated the ninth Assembly of Lagos which produced RT. Mudashiru OBASA as the re-elected Speaker of the chamber.
Mr. OBASA who led the Eighth Assembly whose tenure elapsed yesterday was overwhelmed to see himself re-elected as the number three citizen of the number three fastest growing economic city in Africa.
According to the representative of the Governor, he said, “Some few days ago, I took the oath of Office as the 15th Governor of Lagos State.
“Today, I am in the hallowed chamber of the Lagos State House of Assembly to inaugurate the ninth Assembly of the state legislature in line with Section 105 Subsection 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I am here with a heart of gratitude and to particularly commend Lagosians who came out in large number to vote our party, APC, as evident in the composition of the House being convened today comprising 100 per cent members of our great party.
“This is an eloquent testimony to the unwavering commitment of our people to progressive ideals which we have sustained since 1999.
“As we commence the legislative duties, it is important to remind ourselves that although we belong to different arms of government, we are all accountable to the people of this great state who have repose a great deal of trust and confidence in our party.’’
According to him, the essence of the principle of separation of powers is to ensure checks and balances as well as to guarantee the independence of each arm of government.
“It, however, does not discourage partnership as long as this will serve the overall interest and good of the people of our great state, Lagos.”
The Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Sanni Azeez who took the lead sought for the 40 members nomination for Speaker and Deputy.
For the Speakership:
Mr Moshood Oshun (APC-Lagos Mainland II) nominated Mr Mudashiru Obasa (APC-Agege I) due to his leadership prowess as the Speaker of the ninth Assembly.
The nomination was supported by Mr Oluyinka Ogundimu (APC-Agege II) and the clerk closed the nomination in the absence of any other nominee for the position.
For Deputy Speaker:
Mr Tunde Braimoh nominated Mr Wasiu Eshinokun-Sanni (APC-Lagos Island I) for the position of the Deputy Speaker, seconded by Mr Desmond Elliot (APC-Surulere I).
Mr. Obasa after been decorated and taking oath of office he quickly appointed Principal officers for his administration and the list goes thus:
Mr Sanai Agunbiade (APC-Ikorodu I) emerged the Majority Leader while Mr Wahab Jimoh (APC-Apapa II) emerged the Deputy Majority Leader.
Mr Rotimi Abiru (APC-Somolu II) emerged as the Chief Whip while a second-term female lawmaker, Mrs Mosunmola Sangodara (APC-Surulere II) emerged the Deputy Chief Whip
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