The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State to continue to maintain unity ahead of the by-elections in the state.
Obasa, also the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, spoke during a courtesy visit by the 57 APC chairmen in the local governments and council development areas on Tuesday in Lagos.
“It is only through unity that we can ensure the party sustains its leading role and victories in the forthcoming by-elections and the general elections in the state.
“I want to appeal to all our party chairmen in the state to always maintain cordial relationships, work in the interest of the party and avoid deviation as a result of the quest for personal gains.”
Obasa said that the APC and its elected and appointed officials were aware of the sacrifices they had made overtime for its success.
The speaker promised that the Assembly would work with the executive arm on the requests made by the party chairmen.
He reminded the visiting party chieftains that the state government was operating in line with the legal and constitutional provisions, which should also be looked at.
Speaking on behalf of the visiting party chairmen, Mr. Abiodun Abu commended the Speaker for the audience and for constantly thinking of the best ways to help the state to progress.
Abu had earlier noted that the party chairmen in the state would be happier if they were given more roles to play in the development of the state.