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Lagos Assembly Removes, Suspends Two Principal Officers


The Lagos State Home of Meeting has suspended two of its principal officers – the Chief Whip of the Home, Rotimi Abiru, and the Deputy Home Majority Chief, Olumuyiwa Jimoh.

The lawmakers additionally suspended two different members of the Home – Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland Constituency II) and Kazeem Adewale (Ibeji Lekki Constituency II) – indefinitely throughout plenary on Monday.

Asserting the suspension of the members, the Speaker of the Home, Mudashiru Obasa said that the Home was the hope of the folks and the heartbeat of democracy and that it ought to be nicely guided.

He mentioned, “I, hereby, invoke Section 68 and Section 70 4 (a, b) 2 and 3 of the House Rules in respect of gross misconduct, insubordination, and action that can destablise this House, I hereby move that Moshood Oshun and Raheem Adewale be placed on suspension indefinitely.”

The 2 selections had been supported by way of voice votes by the members current throughout plenary.

The request for the elimination of the 2 principals and alter within the management was contained in a letter learn on the ground of the Home by the Clerk of the Home, Azeez Sanni.

Sanni said that the 26 members that signed the letter wished to inform the Home “to change the leadership of the House, including Rotimi Abiru as the Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip, Olumuyiwa Jimoh.”

The elimination of the principal officers and suspension of the 2 members got here amidst hypothesis that there have been essential points that might divide the Home and “that more revelations might come in the coming days.”

In the meantime, the Home has introduced the loss of life of a principal legislative officer on Grade Degree 12, Debo Adegbesan, who died within the early hours of Monday on the age of 37.

The Home, thereafter, adjourned sitting till Tuesday.

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