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Commissioner List: No fight between Sanwo-Olu, Obasa — GAC


The Governance Advisory Council (GAC), the top leadership body of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) has intervened in the controversy between the executive and legislative arms of the state over the commissioner-nominees list.

The State House of Assembly which has Mudashiru Obasa as its speaker had rejected some nominees presented by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his second term in office.

Obasa maintained that the House’s stand remains unchanged on the development which has since spurred reactions.

The speaker however alleged that some persons were planning an attack on him and some legislators over the rejection of 17 out of the 39 nominees presented to the House.

“Those who live in a glass house should be careful not to throw stones,” he warned.

The turn of events has brought about speculations of an issue between the leadership of the executive and that of the legislature.

Wading into the controversy, the GAC held a closed-door meeting with Sanwo-Olu and Obasa on Wednesday.

Speaking to newsmen, a top member of the council who pleaded anonymity said that the meeting was held to look into the issue that came about as a result of the rejection of the list by the House of Assembly.

“The GAC as an elders’ group met with the governor and the Speaker to intervene in the situation.

“Our discussions remain within the GAC as it is our custom, so we cannot make details of our discussions public. I’m sorry about that.

“What I can tell you, however, is that the meeting was not about settling any fight between them, as there was no such thing as fighting.

What we have done was to listen to both of them and ask them to go back and meet, just the two of them, and settle whatever differences they have with regard to the nominees,” the council member said.



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