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Lagos Assembly Reveals Lawmaker Allegedly Behind Speaker Obasa’s Impeachment Rumour – Naijanewsdirect

Thirty-five members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday denied a reported plot to impeach their Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. They also passed a vote of confidence on the Speaker.

The lawmakers, who praised the Speaker’s style of leadership, named a member, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh, as the brain behind the false information and sometimes, outright fake stories about the House and its leadership.


The lawmakers passed the vote of confidence after their colleague representing Somolu Constituency 1, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, raised a motion eulogising the Speaker over the way he runs the affairs of the House.


Olowo thanked the Speaker for addressing the EndSARS protesters at the late hours of Thursday despite his tight schedule, saying it was rear for a leader to do such at that period of time.


“I raise this afternoon to appreciate you and the Deputy Speaker for the prompt attention and response to the EndSARS protest. On Thursday, my son in Canada told me he saw you and the Deputy Speaker addressing the youths at midnight.

Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh

“It shows that you are not just a leader but a brother whom blood runs in his vain. And we all know that the youths is the strength of this nation. There are youths who are doing negative things but we have many who are very hardworking.


“They have won many accolades and awards in and outside Nigeria. For you to have taken time to address the protesters, it shows you are more than a leader but a father and a builder.


“In addition, on Friday, you called an emergency plenary to address the issue of the EndSARS protesters; it shows you are a father and a leader. Aside that, you have done things that make me to appreciate you. The preservation of Yoruba language and culture by introducing the speaking of Yoruba language during plenary session on Thursdays.


“Before I will move vote of confidence in you, I want to say this, that you should allow members to raise their voice and as well their hands and allow them to speak because the mischievous people have started again with intention to destroy your person.


“On Saturday, I read on the social media that 26 members of the Lagos state House of Assembly have begun to sign for your impeachment. I don’t know the 26 the report was talking about because I know that you have the majority in this House. And I also know that we are more than 26 who are your followers in this House because you are a great man.


“We should know the 26 members that have signed for your impeachment today. So, I want to urge you, Mr Speaker to allow the members to talk and eulogise you because you are doing well”, said Olowo.


“In his comments, the lawmaker representing Surulere 1, Hon Desmond Elliot, said the issue of lawmakers signing impeachment notice against the speaker was becoming too much, saying that the leadership should invoke the suspension of erring members.


Also, Hon. Fatai Oluwa ( Ajeromi Ifelodun 2) clarified that he was part of the lawmakers who travelled to Turkey as against the earlier false story that the Speaker went alone.


“I was part of the lawmakers who travelled to Instabul in Turkey but to my surprise in the report I read online, Hon. Wahab Jimoh’s name was not mentioned as part of beneficiaries. This shows that he was the one who was divulging information about this House to the media,” he said.


The lawmaker representing Ifako/Ijaiye 1, Hon. Temitope Adewale, assured the Speaker of his loyalty, saying that before he was elected, he had known the House to be a peaceful Assembly.


Adewale also accused Hon. Wahab Jimoh of divulging unauthorised information of the House to the media, saying that he listened recently to a voice note where the alleged lawmaker told some people to search for Houses owned by the Speaker abroad and in Nigeria.

Tunde Ogunmola
Tunde Ogunmola
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