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Obasa alleges planned attacks over rejected cabinet nominees


The Lagos State House of Assembly has alleged that there are plans by unnamed individuals to attack its Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and other lawmakers.


This follows the recent screening and rejection of some cabinet nominees sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. 


During a plenary session on Monday, Obasa stated that the House would not succumb to any form of intimidation, including “sponsored protests by some civil society groups and activists,” as its actions were “in tandem with the constitution.”


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Obasa revealed that he had been reliably informed of plans to attack him based on the House’s decision concerning the governor’s nominees, particularly the rejected ones. 


Before today, I had been reliably informed of the plan to attack the Speaker based on the decision of the House concerning the nominees of the governor, particularly the rejected ones,” ” he said


He added that he had received numerous calls from people and members of the House regarding this matter. 


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“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”. He said


The Speaker also stated that the House had refrained from revealing all that it discovered during the screening of the nominees, warning that “those who live in glass houses should be conscious not to throw stones.”


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Regarding rumors of tension between the governor and the House, Obasa dismissed them, stating that there was no basis for him and the House to fight the governor. He emphasized that the governor is a brother and colleague in the Lagos project and service to the people of Lagos State. 


Obasa also noted that while the House has its constitutional backing on its decisions, the same goes for the state governor.