Obasa And Corruption: Lagos Assembly Passes A Vote Of Confidence On Speaker

Lagos State House of Assembly members on Monday threw their weights behind their Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, passing a vote of confidence on him.

This followed the presentation of the report of a 9-man fact-finding Adhoc committee of the House on allegations of corruption levelled against the Speaker by Sahara Reporters, headed by Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo constituency 1) during plenary.

The committee was saddled with the responsibility of investigating all the allegations of corruption levelled against the Speaker including the one bothering on operating 64 bank accounts with different banks with different names.

The committee, in its report stated that all the allegations were frivolous, unfounded and that the Speaker followed due process in all the dealings.

The committee recommended that the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni should begin the process of investigating the leakage of some documents of the house to the press and bring the erring staffers to book.

it was also recommended that the activities of the house should be digitalized for proper record keeping and monitoring.

After it was suggested that a vote of confidence be passed on the Speaker, Hon. Setonji David (Badagry 2) later moved a motion for the adoption of the recommendation of the committee and this was supported by Hon. Temitope Adewale (ifako Ijaiye 2).