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39 lawmakers-elect endorse Obasa as Speaker of 10th Assembly — Hon Temitope

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Thirty-nine lawmakers-elect of the Lagos State House of Assembly are reportedly supporting Speaker Mudashiru Obasa to lead the 10th Assembly, according to a member of the House, Adewale Temitope.

The chairman of the House Committee on Transportation said the lawmakers-elect reached a resolution to endorse Obasa to continue with ‘the good work he started in 2015 and sustained in the ninth Assembly’.

Adewale made the disclosure in an interview yesterday, adding that the state was fortunate to have Obasa as he had succeeded in changing the face of legislative practice in Nigeria.

He said: “We now have a Lagos Assembly that other states study. We have bills that have been studied by the National Assembly. We have laws that have shaped our state in favour of the people. Through his leadership style, lawmakers are now, more than before, closer to their constituents because we see him living in the midst of his people in Agege and making sure he reaches out to every individual that seeks his attention.

“Lagos cannot afford not to have him as Speaker if the fortunes of true governance enjoyed by the state must be sustained. Obasa is a stabiliser and has sustained the peace and unity in the House. He is a very accommodating leader who is ready to learn and relearn.

“Obasa has defended the legislature so well that today we have one of the best Houses of Assembly in Nigeria because we have practised all that the others are just asking for. He has moved the House from where it was before to be above the common standards of excellence.

“I can tell you there is nobody who will challenge him successfully. If you are talking about loyalty, he is very loyal to the party; he is loyal to the elders of Lagos and loyal to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Above all, he continues to uphold the tenets of democracy.”

“He has more job to do. He needs to train a lot of people so that the tenets of the legislature and the institution can continue to stand alone in the face of separation of powers.”

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